Europe's experimental Mars probe hit the right spot -- but at the wrong speed -- and may have ended up in a fiery ball of rocket fuel when it struck the surface, scientists said Friday. Newsday Also reported by •NPR
The European Space Agency has said that the missing European space probe on Mars fell to the surface of the Red Planet from a height of two to four kilometres and was destroyed on impact.
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The European Space Agency's latest Mars rover landed at the right spot, but hit the surface at the the wrong speed. Scientists added that the craft likely ended up bursting into a fiery ball of rocket.. Source: Wochit Tech -
Scientists and engineers on the ExoMars project had their hearts in their mouths as the ExoMars mission reached the red planet, with the Schiaparelli probe going missing in action at the end of its.. Source: euronews (in English) -
Just as we expected, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has detected the potential crash site for the European Space Agency's missing ExoMars Schiaperelli probe. The MRO located a bright spot and.. engadget Also reported by •TUAW
Well, it looks like Mars has a new crater thanks to a European spacecraft that crash-landed on the red planet this week.
According to a newly released photo taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance.. Mashable
On Oct. 19, the Schiaparelli lander entered the Martian atmosphere, scheduled for a safe touch down. But something went wrong, and for the last two days, the European Space Agency has been trying to.. Business Insider
When the European Space Agency (ESA) lost contact with its Schiaparelli lander on October 19, the probe was headed toward its doom: a 60-second free-fall that ended in an explosion — and a new crater.. Business Insider
Two days ago, thrusters intended to slow a European lander as it neared Mars fired for less time than expected before contact with the vehicle was lost, leaving scientists uncertain whether it touched.. Zero Hedge
Images taken by a NASA Mars orbiter indicate that a missing European space probe fell to the Red Planet’s surface from a height of 2 to 4 kilometers (1.2 to 2.5 miles) and was destroyed on impact,.. Raw Story
The European Space Agency says its experimental Mars probe crash-landed and may have exploded when it hit the surface of the Red Planet Wednesday.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken.. L.A. Times