Beagle 2 found on Mars

It was announced today that Beagle 2 had been spotted on the surface of Mars by recent images from the HiRISE camera. For the full story and fantastic images head on over to HiRISE, The Planetary SocietyESA, BBC, Guardian etc…

Here I’ve put up some context images that I made from public data for the press conference, but ended up not being used. Please feel free to use them for whatever you want them for, but keep an eye on the credit lines.

So, in getting closer to the surface order:

1. MOLA elevation map 1 + ellipse (NASA / JPL / GSFC)

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2. MOLA elevation map 1 + ellipse + place names (NASA / JPL / GSFC)

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3. THEMIS Daytime IR 1 + ellipse (NASA / JPL / ASU)

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4. MOLA elevation map 2 + ellipse (NASA / JPL / GSFC)

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5. THEMIS Daytime IR 2 + ellipse + ellipse centre + objects (NASA / JPL / ASU)

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6. HRSC image 1 + ellipse + ellipse centre + objects (ESA / DLR / FU Berlin)

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7. HRSC image 1 + elevation + ellipse + ellipse centre + objects (ESA / DLR / FU Berlin)

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8. CTX image 1 ellipse + ellipse centre + objects (ESA / DLR / FU Berlin)

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9. CTX image 1 + HRSC elevation + elevation + ellipse + ellipse centre + objects (NASA / JPL / MSSS / ESA / DLR / FU Berlin)

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10. HiRISE image 1 + elevation + ellipse + ellipse centre + objects (NASA / JPL / University of Arizona / Birkbeck)

(Elevation is from HiRISE stereo overlap (not proper pair, hence narrow) ESP_030908_1915 and ESP_037145_1915. DTM made by me using USGS ISIS and BAE SocetSet)

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11. HiRISE image 2 + elevation + ellipse + ellipse centre + objects (NASA / JPL / University of Arizona / Birkbeck)

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12. HiRISE image 3 + elevation + objects (NASA / JPL / University of Arizona / Birkbeck)

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13. HiRISE image 4 + elevation + objects (NASA / JPL / University of Arizona / Birkbeck)

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14. HiRISE image 4 (NASA / JPL / University of Arizona)

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