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    SUMMARY: After traveling for more than 400 million kilometres, the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft has nearly arrived at the Red Planet. Things are about to get pretty busy. On December 19, the Beagle 2 lander will detach from the spacecraft and plunge through the Martian atmosphere six days later. At the same time that Beagle 2 is making its way down to the surface, the Mars Express orbiter will begin its aerobraking maneuvers to get into its final orbit around the Red Planet.

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    Fantastic - it might actually be worth turning the TV on Christmas Day!

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