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The Mars Lander Crash: What Went Wrong?

Schiaparelli crashing into Mars wasn’t exactly what the Exomars mission scientists were hoping for, but we’re still going to get some useful information from the little probe’s descent. And scientists have observed two of the brightest explosions ever recorded.

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