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Video: Launch to Mars

Animation visualising milestones during the launch of the ExoMars 2016 mission and its cruise to Mars. The mission comprises the Trace Gas Orbiter and an entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, Schiaparelli, which ...

dateFeb 17, 2016 in Space Exploration
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How long is a day on Mars?

Mars represents something of a conundrum for scientists. In many respects, it is significantly different from Earth. It's cold, it's dry, there is little atmosphere or precipitation to speak of, and nothing grows there. ...

dateDec 15, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Should we go to Mars or back to the moon?

When humans finally blast off for another world, where will we be going? Will we return to the moon, and take over where the Apollo astronauts left off, or will we press onto Mars, and set foot on a whole new planet?

dateDec 04, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Shining a light on the aurora of Mars

ESA's Mars Express has shed new light on the Red Planet's rare ultraviolet aurora by combining for the first time remote observations with in situ measurements of electrons hitting the atmosphere.

dateNov 05, 2015 in Space Exploration
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