Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Beagle 2 lander on Mars?

Beagle 2 lander on Mars?
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:

Beagle 2 lander on Mars? ESP_037145_1915
Beagle 2 lander on Mars? ESP_037145_1915 The lander may be the glint at upper right; backshell and parachute may be at center left; back cover at bottom center. NASA / JPL / UA / Emily Lakdawalla

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

Beagle 2 lander on Mars? ESP_030908_1915
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. NASA / JPL / UA / Emily Lakdawalla

And one more, ESP_039308_1915:

Beagle 2 lander on Mars? ESP_039308_1915
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. NASA / JPL / UA / Emily Lakdawalla

Here is a flicker gif comparing the three.

Beagle 2 lander on Mars? (Flicker gif)
Beagle 2 lander on Mars? (Flicker gif) Comparison of HiRISE images ESP_030908_1915, ESP_037145_1915, and ESP_039308_1915. NASA / JPL / UA / Emily Lakdawalla

 Here is a detail on the lander.

Beagle 2 lander on Mars? (Flicker gif, detail enlarged 300%)
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). NASA / JPL / UA / Emily Lakdawalla

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