Beagle 2 will play a tune written by the British rock band Blur
to announce its safe arrival on Mars.
Beagle 2 is named in honor of HMS Beagle, the ship on which Charles Darwin (left) formed his theory of evolution.
Beagle 2 weighs 71 kg (157 pounds).
Beagle 2 is named after the ship HMS Beagle, in which Charles Darwin (right) visited the Galapagos Islands and South America. The voyage inspired the theory of evolution outlined in his book, On the Origin of Species
The British band Blur composed a short musical track for Beagle 2 to beam back to Earth after landing. It was intended to be the first music beamed back from another planet.
It is unclear if Beagle 2 reached the surface of Mars. Contact was lost shortly after separation from Mars Express.