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Mars is Getting A Robot for Christmas!

Posted 3 Jun 2003 at 00:19 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

Space.com says that the Mars Express with its Beagle 2 rover robot is on its way to the Red Planet and will arrive a few days before Christmas. The Beagle Rover when it arrives will scratch and sniff for signs of life and other mission goals. The European Space Agency (esa) is spending to the jingle of $350 million and they are partnered with many other countries including the US. This ESA's regal beagle is the first of the threes company rovers that are launching to Mars this year.

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