Thursday, May 15, 2008

First look at new images sent back from Mars!

Science Channel will broadcast live coverage of Mars exploration with MARS LIVE: THE PHOENIX LANDS premiering Sunday, May 25, 2008, from 7-9 PM (ET) and 4-6 PM (PT).

Originating LIVE from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. and the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, the program will give a firsthand look at photos sent back from the Mars surface, and exclusive, in-depth analysis and perspective of the mission’s historic scientific implications from NASA Chief Scientist Dr. James B. Garvin, as well as reactions from other scientists including Phoenix Mars Mission Principal Investigator, Peter Smith.

"We're incredibly proud that Science Channel will cover this extraordinary live event and offer our audience exclusive analysis of NASA's historic mission," said Clark Bunting, president and general manager of Discovery Emerging Networks. "Science Channel's mandate is to celebrate and understand the full spectrum of science, so we're excited to offer our viewers in-depth commentary of this exciting achievement as events unfold."

"In what is designed to be mankind's best effort to date to find life on Mars, the rover has covered 422 million miles over the past nine months. Its mission is to help answer questions about life-supporting conditions on the planet by analyzing ice from the northern Martian arctic using a suite of onboard, state-of-the-art instruments."

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