ESA Euronews: The Mars detectives
Europe’s off to Mars. Again. We have sent robots to fly over Mars, crawl over Mars and soon to dig down into Mars – searching for signs that once, perhaps deep in the past, this planet may have been home to life. It might be an obvious choice, but still a puzzle, and one that we’re only just beginning to piece together. And finding evidence of life will require the skill of the finest detectives.
This is a mystery that Europe’s ExoMars mission is ready to solve. In 2016 it will have a satellite in orbit around Mars, designed to test for methane, and by 2018 this rover will be rolling around the Red Planet. The mission will be the first to set out with the direct intention of finding signs of life, now, and in the past.
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ESA is doing great in space. Glad to see it.
I like the idea, but landing would be a bitch. The Mars atmosphere is so thin it would be difficult the have enough lift at low speeds.
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inevitably? After 10 years on mars, the Martian Rover oppurtunity is still roving around like no problem 😉
Best bet to find life is to land a rover directly on to the face on mars or next to the glass tubes and explore the 'in your face' mysteries. This is the kind of mission that would interest the world.
What is the song playing in the background?
Hey guys could one of you send me a few untouched raw images of the mars surface? I sure would appreciate it! Everything from NASA is out of focus…:(