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Mars mission launches Saturday morning

A mission to Mars blasted off this morning.

The Phoenix probe blasted off aboard a Delta II rocket in the pre-dawn sky at Cape Canaveral.

"Phoenix" can dig a ditch up to three feet deep. Scientists hope the probe will determine if Mars ever harbored microscopic life.

The rocket will reach Mars next may.

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