sep 102013
 
Microscopic Signs of Life Shown to Survive on Mars

  An instrument similar to those used on Earth by art detectives and to sense explosives at airports will be taken into space for the first time by ExoMars, the European Space Agency’s mission to Mars in 2018. This Raman spectrometer will help space scientists to hunt for traces of Martian life. The European Space [continue reading]

apr 102012
 
Russia agrees deal with Europe to save ExoMars

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has confirmed it is willing to help Europe explore Mars, putting the ExoMars project back on track after NASA pulled out. The orbiter that will fly in 2016 to look for methane and other trace gases. Credit: ESA   Head of Roscosmos Vladimir Popovkin met Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the [continue reading]