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Schiaparelli: Mars probe ‘crash site identified’ | BBC News

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21 October 2016



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The gouge in the ground likely made by Europe’s Schiaparelli probe as it hit the surface of Mars on Wednesday has been imaged by an American satellite. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has identified a large dark patch in the robot’s targeted landing zone consistent with a high-velocity impact. Schiaparelli is widely thought to have crashed and been destroyed…

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