Beagle 2 found!

Image Credit: HiRISE / NASA / Leicester

Image Credit: HiRISE / NASA / Leicester

 

Beagle 2, the British Mars lander that lost contact with Earth when it attempted to touch down on the red planet in 2003, has been spotted 11 years later by the HiRISE camera on-board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter! The image disproves theories that it crashed into the surface at high-velocity and was destroyed.

You can help researchers explore more images of the Martian surface taken by HiRISE at www.planetfour.org

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