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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Beagle 2 lander on Mars?

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Beagle 2 lander on Mars? This crop from HiRISE image ESP_037145_1915 may contain the Beagle 2 lander (the white spot near upper right), its parachute (center left), and back cover (lower center).

NASA / JPL / UA / Emily Lakdawalla

Here are three grayscale views, beginning with the same one as above, ESP_037145_1915:

Here is another view from a different HiRISE image, ESP_030908_1915.

Beagle 2 lander on Mars? ESP_030908_1915

NASA / JPL / UA / Emily Lakdawalla

Beagle 2 lander on Mars? ESP_030908_1915
The lander may be the glint at upper right; backshell and parachute may be at center left; back cover at bottom center.

And one more, ESP_039308_1915:

Beagle 2 lander on Mars? ESP_039308_1915

NASA / JPL / UA / Emily Lakdawalla

Beagle 2 lander on Mars? ESP_039308_1915
The lander may be the glint at upper right; backshell and parachute may be at center left; back cover at bottom center.

Here is a flicker gif comparing the three.

Beagle 2 lander on Mars? (Flicker gif)

NASA / JPL / UA / Emily Lakdawalla

Beagle 2 lander on Mars? (Flicker gif)
Comparison of HiRISE images ESP_030908_1915, ESP_037145_1915, and ESP_039308_1915.

 Here is a detail on the lander.

Beagle 2 lander on Mars? (Flicker gif, detail enlarged 300%)

NASA / JPL / UA / Emily Lakdawalla

Beagle 2 lander on Mars? (Flicker gif, detail enlarged 300%)
Comparison of HiRISE images ESP_030908_1915, ESP_037145_1915, and ESP_039308_1915. Images have been enlarged 300% using nearest-neighbor sampling (to preserve pixels).

Original image data dated on or about June 29, 2014.

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