ExoMars discovers hidden water in Mars’ Grand Canyon

ExoMars discovers hidden water in Mars’ Grand Canyon

This post was repurposed from the ESA Science and Exploration page. The ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has spotted significant amounts of water at the heart of Mars’ dramatic canyon system, Valles Marineris. The water, which is hidden beneath Mars’ surface, was found by the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO)’s FREND instrument, which is mapping the hydrogen – a measure of water […]

First deep drilling success for ExoMars

First deep drilling success for ExoMars

ESA’s Rosalind Franklin twin rover on Earth has drilled down and extracted samples 1.7 meters into the ground—much deeper than any other martian rover has ever attempted.