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Schiaparelli probe crashed while trying to sit on Mars

on Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:25 pm

The probe was to examine the state of the atmosphere of the planet Mars

Schiaparelli lander crashed while trying to sit on Mars.

It is reported by the European Space Agency.

According to the agency, the probe confirmed the loss of pictures taken from orbit of the planet by US satellites.

"The probe down on the surface of Mars from a height of two to four kilometers and crashed. To obtain images scientists hope remained that the probe survived,"- said in a statement.

Probe Schiaparelli had to go down on Mars on October 19, but his landing went according to plan.

Approximately 50 seconds until the probe had to touch the surface, he ceased to transmit a signal. Some scientists immediately interpreted this as a sign that the probe crashed.

ECA has so far not recognized the landing failed. In Ukrainian/український
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