Attentive space watchers will recall that, a few weeks back, the European Space Agency's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and its lander, Schiaparelli, arrived at Mars. The ESA lost contact with the lander soon after it entered Martian atmosphere.
In today's DNews dispatch, Trace Dominguez has some rather depressing updates to the story, including what amounts to cosmic forensic photos of the spacecraft's ultimate fate. Viewer discretion is advised.
Popular Mechanics: What Europe's Other Lost Mars Lander Could Tell Us About Schiaparelli's Fate
ESA: Schiaparelli, the European Perspective
NASA: Schiaparelli Impact Site on Mars, in Color