|NASA Probe Discovers Evidence of Beagle Lander on Mars - January 4th 2004|
Following a successful landing during the early hours of Sunday Morning, the NASA Space Probe ‘Spirit’ has already sent back many pictures of the Martian landscape, and has spent many hours roaming the terrain.
The initial few hours were just intended to be a period in which NASA could test the limitations and capabilities of their rover, and test the camera equipment. However, after less than 3 hours of roaming the surface the NASA probe sent back a startling image, showing the crash-landing of a large saucer shaped object:
One of the first photographs the NASA probe ‘Spirit’ sent back to Earth was this photograph of a giant UFO crashed into a mountain.
However, after closer examination of the readings sent back by the probe NASA determined that one of the staff had accidentally left the camera zoomed in before packing it away in the space rocket. The unzoomed image revealed that what they were actually seeing was a tiny saucer shaped object crashed into a rock, with other pieces of various debri littering the landscape:
NASA's Rover Probe Sent Back Photographs showing that the Beagle 2 probe crash-landed on Mars.
NASA identified the wreckage as being the British built space probe Beagle 2, stating that they believed it had not managed to slow its self sufficiently during reentry and therefore lay strewn across the surface of the planet. The only official response on the subject from the US organisation was:
“Well I guess that’s what you get when you build something for pounds instead of dollars.”
The designer of the Beagle 2 Probe, British Professor Colin Pillinger was not so pessimistic:
“It’s like eating an apple,” he explained using one of his elaborate metaphors, “If you have a nice apple then other people will try to eat an apple that looks like your apple. Who’s the say the wreck isn’t an identical probe sent by the Chinese, the Romans or even the Martians?”
Observers were quick to point out that Martians would probably not copy the Beagle 2 design of probe to search for life on Mars, as with Mars being their home planet their own existence would be proof enough that there was life on Mars.
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