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Monday, March 8, 2004



Beagle Found?

Beagle 2 lander.
Beagle 2 lander.
Credit: ESA
Images of the intended landing site of the ill-fated Beagle 2 lander have revealed four bright spots that could be the remains of the lander. While these are inconclusive evidence and could even be errors in the image, there was a 99% chance of the Beagle landing in an ellipse on the surface containing this area. Project scientists remain doubtful, however, and this does not mean anything for hopes of reviving the probe.

Future studies of the probe from orbit could provide clues as to what went wrong and help prevent future mishaps.

(More info: Yahoo! News)


- posted by Brian @ 17:50 EST