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).