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The Mars Polar Lander.

Two martians look over the Mars Polar Lander.

The Mars Polar Lander landed on December 3rd. After what appeared to be a successful descent into the planet's atmosphere all went quiet, and NASA engineers were unable to re-establish communcation with the lander or either of its two probes.