NASA photos may show long-lost Soviet probe on surface of Mars

04/12/2013 | (Russia) · National Geographic News

Thanks to the efforts of an eagle-eyed space enthusiast, the Russian government may have finally located the wreckage of an ill-fated landing probe it sent to Mars more than four decades ago during the Cold War space race. The discovery by Vitaly Egorov -- who recognized what he thought to be pieces of the Mars-3 lander in photos taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter -- led U.S. space officials to take a closer look. NASA has yet to confirm that the images are of the Soviet probe that disappeared in 1971, but scientists say it is a "remarkable match."

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