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Free playlist: Earth To Mars

Free playlist: Earth To Mars

The never-ending quest for extraterrestrial life goes on: the Phoenix Lander touched down last Sunday on a mission to explore the polar region of Mars. The $420 million spacecraft, which launched last August, is expected to find "ice-rich permafrost" underneath the Martian surface. Back on Earth, members of NASA, astrophysicists, and amateur star gazers worldwide (not to mention those of us at Download Music) will be tracking its every move.

What's a better way to celebrate this historical event than a space-theme playlist? Listen via the green button below and visit the artist pages to download or stream the free MP3s. Artists include Dangerdoom, Mouse On Mars, Justin Timberland and Madonna.