Beagle 2 Remains Silent as Mars Express Circles Red Planet

super-sensitive British radio telescope failed to pick up a signal from the Beagle-2 Mars lander tonight, deepening fears that the robot designed to look for life may have surrendered its own before setting to work. Ground teams will make another attempt Friday at picking up Beagle-2 signals at 1:15 p.m. EST (1815 GMT) when NASA’s Odyssey satellite orbiting Mars overflies what is thought to be Beagle-2’s landing zone. A first pass by Odyssey early Thursday morning also came up with no Beagle-2 signals.