Invasion from Earth The Christian Science Monitor

Friday, scientists are set to unleash a robotic “hound,” dubbed Beagle 2, from its mother ship to hunt a tiny piece of Mars for the geochemical scent of past – and perhaps present – life. Beagle 2’s release from its mother ship – the Mars Express orbiter – will represent a milestone in an unprecedented international exploration of the red planet over the next month and a half.