Beagle 2 Probe reveals that the mission was successful
After a few days of investigation on the lost and found Beagle 2, it has been found that the Beagle 2 mission was actually a success as British scientists were able to make a probe on Mars necessitating history be rewritten, vindicating lead scientist Colin Pillinger.
His widow Judith who christened the mission said that he would be pleased to see that he had actually hit the crossbar instead of accurately hitting the target. “Had he known the team came so close to scoring he would certainly have been campaigning to ‘tap in the rebound’ with Beagle 3 and continue experiments to answer questions about life on Mars,” she said.
CEO of UK Space Agency Dr David Paker said, that Beagle 2 was more successful than they had perceived until now and the history books need to be rewritten to register that the mission was successful, only with a slight miss in the target and that Beagle 2 did land on Christmas Day in 2003.
NASA’s images by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter revealed the lander in 2013 but the images were not alerted until after the death of Prof Pillinger. Dr John Bridges, the scientist who selected the landing site said, “We saw a glinting object that wasn’t casting shadows. It was clearly a man-made object.” The scientists have now found that a faulty motor was the reason for the improper landing and the solar panels that were required to power the device did not work.