Lost Another One?

Mars is the Bermuda Triangle of space. The Beagle may have landed, but its call could not be completed as dialed. As of this evening, Beagle’s second phone call had also failed.

Why is it so stunningly difficult to land on Mars? No one has major problems with Venus (a favorite destination of the Soviets), Jupiter, or Saturn. If you look into it, the history of Mars missions reads like a Ray Bradbury story. The only logical explanation for these weird disappearances of entire spacecraft is that the Martians don’t want us there.

Cue Twilight Zone music…

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