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Beagle2 probe found 'intact' on Mars

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The missing Mars robot Beagle2 has been found on the surface of the Red Planet, apparently intact.

High-resolution images taken from orbit have identified its landing location, and it looks to be in one piece.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30784886
Posted January 16, 2015, 12:57:37 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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Ah interesting, the last I heard they were not sure.
Posted January 16, 2015, 13:23:58 PM Logged

Offline DD1975
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It looks like a failure to deploy the solar panels completely was the cause of it to not communicate as all the antenna etc. were underneath the solar panels.

SO close to being a total success, but it has helped subsequent missions in so many ways it could never be judged to have been a failure.

If only Colin Pillenger was still alive to see just how close he came with Beagle2
Posted January 16, 2015, 13:47:24 PM Logged
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