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Mars Pioneer Behind Failed Beagle 2 Mission Passes Away
2014-05-09 04:48:33

Colin Pillinger, the British space scientist best known for a failed 2003 attempt to land a spacecraft on Mars, has died at the age of 70, his family and colleagues confirmed to various media outlets on Thursday.

2009-05-27 05:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoSign, the leading Web-based provider of electronic signatures and signature automation, with more than 800,000 users worldwide, today announced its selection as a winner of the 2009 WizKids Award from Beagle Research Group, LLC.

2009-04-10 12:51:04

The Zoology Museum at Britain's University of Cambridge said it has discovered an egg collected by Charles Darwin during a South American expedition. Researchers at the museum said Darwin was known to have collected 16 bird eggs during his 1831-1836 expedition on the HMS Beagle, but all of the specimens were believed lost until a volunteer discovered one of the eggs in the museum's Darwin collection, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The brown egg, belonging to the Tinamou bird of Uruguay,...

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2008-12-18 09:20:00

According to New Scientist, Britain’s unlucky Mars probe, Beagle 2, may have met its end due to a miscalculation.

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2008-04-17 00:45:00

Charles Darwin’s collection of research found its way to the Web on Thursday for the first time.


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