Beagle 2 ‘Should Never Have Been Given Go-Ahead’ The Scotsman
Life hitched a lift to Mars The Scotsman
Life may exist on Mars – from organisms that hitched a ride on spacecraft from Earth.
An American scientist has claimed that such microbes may have survived on the Red Planet after arriving on a series of unsterilised robotic probes.
Failed Beagle 2 Stimulates Discussion About Mars The Scotsman
A bid to get the nation talking about the UK
Mars rock food for thought The Scotsman
NASA scientists are baffled by new microscopic photographs of a Martian rock taken by the United States space agency Opportunity rover. The images, which have been posted on a NASA website, show the highly detailed surface of a rock dubbed El Capitan that has been undergoing examination by the robot geologist. However, unlike its towering namesake in Yosemite National Park in California, the rock is probably about as high as a street curb.
European space scientists today set out a route map to Mars which will rival America
Mars Buggy ‘May Have Landed in Mud-Like Material’ The Scotsman
Pictures from Nasa
Silent Beagle could be stuck in large crater The Scotsman
FIRST they admitted that communications between Beagle 2 and the nearest spacecraft had never been tested. Now scientists leading Britain
Key to Blur’s Beagle Tune The Scotsman
Bookies Cut Odds on Life on Mars The Scotsman
Bookmakers today cut the odds on Beagle 2 finding signs of life on Mars. The odds were cut by Ladbrokes from 33-1 to 25-1 after a number of bets were placed as the British probe neared its Christmas Day landing. Ladbrokes spokesman Warren Lush said:
Mars-mission researchers seek women for long lie in The Scotsman
Women are to be recruited to stay in bed for three months – in preparation for a possible human mission to Mars. However, rather than enjoying the ultimate lie-in, the 25 volunteers will have their heads tilted downwards and be subjected to a series of medical tests. The experiment, in France, follows a similar one on 25 men last year, each of whom emerged with pale skin and poor balance. The tests, which start at the Institute for Space Medicine, in Toulouse, next year, will simulate the effects of weightlessness in extended spaceflight.