Amateur astronomers find lost Russian Mars probe

Combining NASA data with the eyes of citizen scientists might have turned up evidence of Mars 3 — a Soviet probe that was the first to make a soft landing (as opposed to a hard crash) on the planet's surface. Mars 3 has been lost since it stopped working, approximately 15 seconds after its successful landing.


    1. Don’t you hate when you find yourself in a position to be the first comment, but you just can’t muster up anything especially witty?  Happens to the best of us.

  1. The pattern shows up over and over again, most of us first saw it with seti@home, I still find it exciting how NASA needs civilian eyeballs to sift through their huge backlog of data/images and anyone can pitch in.

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