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'lost' 2003 Mars Lander Found By Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter


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Components of Beagle 2 flight system on Mars

This annotated image shows where features seen in an observation by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been interpreted as hardware from the Dec. 25, 2003, arrival at Mars of the United Kingdom's Beagle 2 Lander. The image was taken in 2014 by the orbiter's HiRISE camera.

Credit: University of Leicester/Beagle 2/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

The Beagle 2 Mars Lander, built by the United Kingdom, has been thought lost on Mars since 2003, but has now been found in images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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