Damien Hirst spot painting destined for Mars Reuters

Briton Damien Hirst, famed for pickling dead animals in formaldehyde, is hoping to boldly go where no artist has gone before after unveiling a tiny painting to be carried to Mars. The spot painting, which doubles as an instrument calibration chart, will be carried on the Beagle 2 spacecraft, which is scheduled to fly to Mars by December 2003.