On October 19, 2016, the European Space Agency's ExoMars lander, Schiaparelli, was supposed to make a bumpy, but safe landing on Mars. What happened instead was a devastating crash landing, which scientists believe may have been caused by a software glitch. Since then, we've gotten photographic proof of the failed landing, which you can check out in the video below.
The ExoMars Lander's Impact Site Revealed
See the aftermath.
Ah, March 2016 was so full of hope.
Schiaparelli's Planned Mars Descent
Here's what should have happened.
Written by Curiosity Staff November 2, 2016
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