Mars Mission

A team prepare the European Space Agency's ExoMars rover to leave Airbus plant in Stevenage, England. The ExoMars 2020 rover with its six wheels and autonomous navigation system, is part of a joint mission to search for signs of life on Mars, by the European Space Agency and the Russian space agency Roscosmos. The ExoMars is due to launch next year.


This photo provided by NASA shows an image on Mars that its spacecraft called InSight acquired using its robotic arm-mounted, Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC) after it landed on the planet. The NASA spacecraft designed to drill down into Mars' interior landed on the planet after a perilous, supersonic plunge through its red skies, setting off jubilation among scientists who had waited in white-knuckle suspense for confirmation to arrive across 100 million miles of space.


This composite image made from a series of June 15, 2018 photos shows a self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in the Gale Crater. The rover's arm which held the camera was positioned out of each of the dozens of shots which make up the mosaic. A dust storm has reduced sunlight and visibility at the rover's location.

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