Mars probe lost on its descent
Sky News, 20th October 2016
A space probe that was supposed to look for signs of life on Mars has been lost, the European Space Agency has confirmed. Mission controllers said they were in the dark about the fate of the Schiaparelli probe, which is believed to have touched down on Wednesday after a seven-year journey. It was unclear what happened in the final seconds before the probe landed on the Red Planet, and no data had yet been received from the surface, they said.