Beagle-2 Found
Sun May 8, 2016 10:06am

Mars' Surface Revealed in Unprecedented Detail - Including Beagle-2

The surface of Mars -- including the location of Beagle-2 -- has been shown in unprecedented detail by UCL scientists using a revolutionary image stacking and matching technique.

Exciting pictures of the Beagle-2 lander, the ancient lakebeds discovered by NASA's Curiosity rover, NASA's MER-A rover tracks and Home Plate's rocks have been released by the UCL researchers who stacked and matched images taken from orbit, to reveal objects at a resolution up to five times greater than previously achieved.

A paper describing the technique, called Super-Resolution Restoration (SRR), was published in Planetary and Space Science in February but has only recently been used to focus on specific objects on Mars. The technique could be used to search for other artifacts from past failed landings as well as identify safe landing locations for future rover missions. It will also allow scientists to explore vastly more terrain than is possible with a single rover.


    • Re: Beagle-2 Found Fuzzy, Sun May 29 12:54am
      Perhaps one day future explores may be able to land near Beagle and find out why it failed to function. Moonlanders manager to recover bits from the Surveyor 3 craft and return them to Earth. Fuzzy
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