Found Beagle-2 on Mars
01-16-2015

The Beagle-2, led by the United Kingdom, which arrived on Mars aboard the ESA Mars Express mission and was lost on Mars in 2003, has been found thanks to the images taken by one of the orbiters of NASA on the red planet.

Now, a decade later, Beagle-2 has been identified in images taken by the high-resolution camera of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, of NASA. Beagle-2 seems to have finally arrived in a good condition to Mars. In the images it appears partially displayed indicating that the entry to Mars and the landing were correct. Apparently, he could not send any communication because the display of his panels was not complete and the radio antenna was hidden.

The Center for Astrobiology (CAB, CSIC-INTA) participated in the mission by providing the filters of some of the optical instruments that were on board.

Contact

Scientific Culture Unit of the CAB: Luis Cuesta

 

Fuente: UCC-CAB

 

Imágenes adicionales:

 

Enlaces relacionados:

Departments and support units

The answer to questions about life and its origin come from the combined efforts of many disciplines

Research areas

The science developed in the CAB is channeled through interdepartmental research lines

Copyright 2012 - Todos los derechos reservados | Centro de Astrobiología - CSIC - INTA | Política y condiciones de uso | Aviso legal