December 18, 2008

When Communicating Science goes wrong

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Beeeeagles can't fly.... or can they?feeling bad for miscalculation is one thing, but explaining to the board of advisers why your experiment went under is quite another…

At the end of 2003 Beagle 2 had been released by the Mars Express ship into Martian atmosphere. Contact was lost and the probe was never recovered. A number of reasons were suggested but the most prominent of all was the misjudged atmosphere. New study (those of simulated nature) re-assessed possible fates of the Beagle. Calculations are to be compared to the new report and therefore nothing can be drawn out of it at the moment. a lot of explaining has to be done.

perhaps the miscalculation was in the fact that beagles can’t fly ;)



more of Beagle mission: here

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