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ExoMars Lander Team: 'Nearly All Expected Science' Will Be Recovered | Video

Though the landing attempt didn't go according to plan, the Schiaparelli probe will return a bulk of the science expected, "except the last little bit," according to the European Space Agency.

Why Schiaparelli Probe’s Mars ‘Crash Land’ Is No Failure

European Space Agency (ESA) controllers lost contact with the Schiaparelli Mars lander last week. It appears that the entry, descent, and landing sequence didn’t go as expected, with failures related to the timing of the parachute and the retro-rockets driving Schiaparelli into the surface of Mars. Show More Summary

Vangelis's New Album, Rosetta, Is Music For A Mission To Space

Vangelis, the artistic mind behind the iconic Blade Runner soundtrack, has a new collection of music. To celebrate the success of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, and to commemorate the probe’s final descent onto the surface...Show More Summary

Mars Lander Impact Site Seen from Orbit

So, half of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission went well the other day. The Trace Gas Orbiter is now circling the planet, and appears to be healthy and happy. Unfortunately, the Schiaparelli lander didn’t do so well. Instead...Show More Summary

Mystery solved. ExoMars lander crashed, possibly exploded on the Red Planet

The European Space Agency lost communication with the Schiaparelli lander soon after it entered the Martian atmosphere on Wednesday. On Friday, mission scientists revealed its fate. Continue reading ? The post Mystery solved. ExoMars lander crashed, possibly exploded on the Red Planet appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Schiaparelli Mars Lander May Have Exploded On Impact, European Agency Says

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Instead of drifting gently onto Mars' surface, the Schiaparelli Mars lander hit the planet hard — and possibly exploded, the European Space Agency says.

Europe's lost Mars lander probably 'exploded on impact' — see the photos

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 on Mars. According to data it beamed...Show More Summary

Images indicate European Mars lander destroyed: ESA

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

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, the European Space Agency said on Friday. The disc-shaped 577-kg (1,272 lb) Schiaparelli probe,...

ESA's Mars Lander May Have Exploded On Impact

New NASA images of the Martian surface indicate that the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Schiaparelli ExoMars 2016 test lander likely crashed from a height of at least two to four kilometers as it made its way through the Red planet’s thin atmosphere.

Dark Spot in Mars Photo Is Probably Wreckage of European Spacecraft

The remnants of the Schiaparelli lander seemed to appear on Mars in photos taken by a NASA orbiter, the European Space Agency said Friday.

RIP, Schiaparelli: European Mars Lander's Crash Site Seen By NASA Probe

Europe's ExoMars lander apparently crashed on the Red Planet, and an orbiting NASA spacecraft has spotted its grave, European Space Agency (ESA) officials said.

It Looks Like NASA Found ESA's Crashed Mars Lander

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On Wednesday, the European Space Agency attempted to land a probe on Mars, and things went bad. While the ExoMars mission team continues to piece together why its Schiaparelli lander lost contact with the Earth, NASA has now obtained photographic evidence of what appears to be a crash-landing. Read more...

It Seems Mars Lander's Crash Made Quite the Explosion

We now have the most definitive sign yet—courtesy of a NASA orbiter—that the European Space Agency's Mars lander crashed onto the planet's surface in what the AP describes as a "fiery ball of rocket fuel." ESA lost contact with the Schiaparelli lander Wednesday, approximately 50 seconds before it...

NASA photographed a new black spot on Mars that is probably the obliterated remains of Europe’s lander

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 figure what happened. Now, they think...Show More Summary

Another robot dies on Mars, this time way too soon - CNET

The European Space Agency's Schiaparelli lander couldn't phone home from the red planet, but the rest of the ExoMars mission was successful this week.

Yesterday's Mars Landing Did Not Go As Planned

Artist’s rendering of Schiaparelli with parachute deployed. Image: ESA/ATG medialab The European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli lander did not touch down on Mars as planned yesterday. During a press briefing this morning, ExoMars mission...Show More Summary

NASA Did It Again! UFO Hunters Accuse Space Agency Of Shooting Down Europe’s Mars Lander: U.S. Wants Monopoly Of Space, Does Not Want ESA To Find Alien Life On Mars

UFO hunters have accused NASA of sabotaging the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars lander that lost communication about a minute before landing Mars on Wednesday. According to UFO conspiracy theorists discussing the latest space incident on Scott C. Show More Summary

Europe Lost Contact with Mars Lander 1 Minute Before Touchdown

The European Space Agency lost contact with its ExoMars Schiaparelli lander less than a minute before it was supposed to land on Mars, scientists say.

ExoMars: Schiaparelli Analysis to Continue

The fate of the ExoMars lander, Schiaparelli, remains uncertain. European Space Agency mission controllers had been optimistic on Wednesday night that a definitive answer would be known by Thursday morning’s news briefing. However, although...Show More Summary

Is the latest Mars lander lost? No problem, European Space Agency says

Scientists at the European Space Agency downplayed the likely loss of its Mars lander, saying Thursday that a wealth of data sent back by the experimental probe would help them prepare for a future mission to the Red Planet. The Schiaparelli lander was designed mainly to test technology for a European...

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