Found Beagle-2 on Mars


The Beagle-2, led by the United Kingdom, which arrived on Mars aboard the ESA Mars Express mission and was lost on Mars in 2003, has been found thanks to the images taken by one of the orbiters of NASA on the red planet.

Now, a decade later, Beagle-2 has been identified in images taken by the high-resolution camera of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, of NASA. Beagle-2 seems to have finally arrived in a good condition to Mars. In the images it appears partially displayed indicating that the entry to Mars and the landing were correct. Apparently, he could not send any communication because the display of his panels was not complete and the radio antenna was hidden.

The Center for Astrobiology (CAB, CSIC-INTA) participated in the mission by providing the filters of some of the optical instruments that were on board.


Scientific Culture Unit of the CAB: Luis Cuesta


Fuente: UCC-CAB

Fecha: 2015-01-16


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