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Mon, 21st Mar 2016

ExoMars spacecraft launches successsfully

Atmosphere of Mars taken from low orbit (c) NASA

ExoMars 2016 launched successfully last week, but why are we going back to the red planet? This mission aims to seek out methane, which could be a crucial clue to whether there is life on the red planet. Georgia Mills heard from Paul Eccleston, chief engineer at RAL Space at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, about the mission.

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