Landing on Mars is hard, but the European Space Agency's first attempt -- the Beagle 2 probe -- came maddeningly close to being a complete success. In fact, a new 3D modelling analysis shows that the lander's failure to communicate with the Earth was likely due to a single jammed solar panel.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.