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Jun 5, 2022

Life on Mars: A critical tool in the search for aliens is delayed

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We won’t give up on the search for life on Mars.


The situation developed in the next days and weeks, leading to a series of emergency meetings. On March 17, the European Space Agency (ESA)’s council and member states decided to suspend our mission. We won’t know for sure what happens next until a study by ESA and industry partners reports back in July — but there are causes for optimism.

The search for subterranean life on Mars

The Rosalind Franklin rover is unique among all the rovers planned for Mars. It can drill deeper than any before it — up to 2 meters below the harsh surface. This is important as the subsurface is protected from harmful radiation and could therefore contain signs of past or present life.

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