Beagle 2 Mars lander mystery: Disappearance may be solved (VIDEO).

What Really Happened to the Mars Craft That Vanished in 2003? We May Know Soon.

What Really Happened to the Mars Craft That Vanished in 2003? We May Know Soon.

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Jan. 15 2015 1:23 PM

What Happened to the Beagle 2?

The British craft that vanished near Mars in 2003 may have been found.

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On Christmas 2003, a British craft called the Beagle 2 was nearing Mars’ surface. Then it was never heard from again. Now, after years of searching, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is rumored to have solved the mystery, and a press conference is set for Friday.  

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