More on Mars

Despite the fact that Beagle II may be lost, it has had lots of positive articles here, here and here. The Times have an article on possible reasons that there is no signal.

At the moment we are keeping to the traditional success rate for Mars probes - 1 in 3. Nozomi (Japan) was aborted before Christmas, Beagle II is currently missing and Mars Express has worked perfectly so far. Luckily NASA's Spirit and Opportunity rovers are due to land in a week or so, so we have a good chance of a working lander on Mars in 2004.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Monday 29th Dec 2003 (01:47 UTC) | Permalink
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