Saturday, October 8, 2016

Life on Mars? Europe’s Alien hunting probe to touch down on Mars

It seems that we will soon find out whether or not Mars is inhabited by native organisms. Europe’s alien hunting lander is due to touch down on the surface of Mars on October 19.
Called the Schiaparelli, this litter rover has ONE mission: To pave the way for future missions that will seek to find out if there are aliens on Mars. No matter how small, the ExoMars mission will explore the red planet and see if it is inhabited, or was in the distant past.

The Schiaparelli lander will help the ExoMars Rover, a fancy, high-tech laboratory with a number of life seeking instruments –which will begin its journey towards Mars in 2020— explore the red planet in hopes of finding Aliens.

The spacecraft carrying the Schiaparelli was launched on March 14 and has travelled nearly 500 million kilometers across our inner solar system to reach Mars.
As it arrives at Mars, it will deploy a small lander – Schiaparelli — which will eventually help us sniff out whether or not there is life on Mars.

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