Long-lost Mars probe found after more than a decade

January 16, 2015 3:30 PM

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Now, more than a decade later, scientists are finally getting closure. A lander that was supposed to touch down on Mars on Christmas Day, 2003, before contact was lost, actually may have done so successfully.

They depict what is "the correct size, shape, color and dispersion to be Beagle 2." This confirms for the first time that the lander was able to touch down and "at least partially deploy its solar arrays."

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