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Beagle quiet, but Mars orbiter a success CNN

Even though a Mars probe has failed to signal it has landed, scientists at the European Space Agency said on Friday the primary mission goal to put a satellite in orbit around Mars was achieved. Officials at ESA headquarters in Darmstadt remained hopeful that the British probe Beagle 2 that was scheduled to land on Mars on Christmas Day will still send a signal to indicate it has arrived.