February 27, 2004 | David F. Coppedge

Beagle 2 Still Lost, But Beagle 1 Found

Explorers have found partial remains of Darwin’s lost ship, the HMS Beagle, in a swamp near Kent, reports BBC News (see also Science Now).  The ill-fated Beagle 2 on Mars, however, may take another 168 years to find.  And it has no water to float in; results from the twin Mars Exploration Rovers are inconclusive about the presence of water on the red planet.

Let’s hope the Charlie’s boat doesn’t become a religious shrine (see 02/13/2004 entry).

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