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8h 16min, jun 2, 2003 y - Mars Express and Beagle 2 Currently in orbit at Mars; failed lander (ESA)

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Five days before its arrival Mars Express successfully pushed off the tiny, 30-kilogram Beagle 2 geochemical lander. Although it had functioned successfully throughout cruise, the lander was never heard from again. Beagle 2 may have landed too hard, the victim of an unexpectedly thin atmosphere at the time of its arrival.

Mars Express successfully entered orbit on December 26 and immediately began returning stunning, 3D, color images. Mars Express has detected surprising concentrations of methane and evidence for recent volcanism on Mars. Its radar sounder, MARSIS, was deployed late in the mission due to spacecraft safety concerns, but is functioning well.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Mars_Express

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the videos are in the parts of Mars Exploration Rover Spirit...

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8h 16min, jun 2, 2003 y
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~ 15 years ago

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