October 21, 2015 | Amy, Exhibition Developer, Science Museum

I find it amazing that we can send something man-made to another planet with the possibility of finding life.

The team behind the ExoMars rover have decided to land it in an area of the Red Planet called Oxia Planum. Why? Because there are signs water has flowed there, suggesting the possibility of life, now or in the past.

After a long nine-month journey the rover will arrive on Mars in 2019. But another mission in 2016 to test landing equipment and the Martian atmosphere could influence the final choice of landing site.

What will ExoMars find...?


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