The British-built spacecraft Beagle 2 is believed to have touched down on the surface of the planet Mars. Scientists are awaiting confirmation that the craft landed safely after a 400 million kilometer voyage which has taken six months. ‘Beagle 2’ is the name of the music specially composed by the British rock band Blur for the Beagle 2 landing. Beagle 2 will be the call sign for the lander and will be beamed back from the surface of Mars to announce our safe arrival. Beagle 2 is an entirely new composition and is included on the CD (CD2) of the third single, ‘No Distance Left To Run’, from Blur’s platinum album ’13’. Audio of the track online at Beagle2.com has since been removed.
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