Signal received from Russia’s Mars moon probe (AP)

In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, the Zenit-2SB rocket with Phobos-Grunt (Phobos-Ground) blasts off from its launch pad at the Cosmodrome  Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The craft sent on a mission to one of Mars two moons, Phobos, got stuck in Earth's orbit and the European Space Agency's tracking facility in Australia managed for the first time Wednesday, Nov. 23 to establish contact with it. (AP Photo/Oleg Urusov, pool)AP - The European Space Agency has received the first signal from an unmanned Russian spacecraft bound for a moon of Mars since it got stuck in Earth’s orbit two weeks ago, officials said Wednesday, raising hope the mission might be saved.

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