Sunday, May 4, 2008


ExoMars: "Anybody out there? I mean, DOWN there?"

Credit: ESA/AOES Medialab

ExoMars(ESA) will carry the NASA funded Urey instrument that will be able to drill down 2 metres into the Martian soil

To be answered 2013 :-)

Urey, a new NASA instrument designed to detect the subtle chemical traces of biological activity will be attached to ESA's ExoMars scheduled for launching 2013.

Chemical signs of life can be ambiguous, but scientists are hoping that Urey will be able to tell whether any amino acids on Mars were made by living organisms or some other process.

ExoMars news

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