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Weather Blamed for Loss of Mars Probe

An investigation into the loss of Britain's Beagle 2 spacecraft last December suggests the cause may have been unusual Martian weather. Surprisingly thin air above the landing site may have caused the craft's parachute to deploy too late. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.

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