Mars probe enters atmosphere; word on landing awaited

    BERLIN – The European Space Agency says its experimental probe has entered the atmosphere of Mars but it doesn’t yet have confirmation that the craft touched down.

    Don McCoy, the ExoMars project manager, said some data had been received from the Schiaparelli lander confirming its entry on Wednesday and the deployment of its parachute – but it was too early to say more about the state of the lander at this stage.

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