European space probe starts three-day descent to Mars to begin its hunt for the search for intelligent life on the red planet 

The European Space Agency launched a probe to land on the Martian surface to scour the area for any signs of life. 
The probe, named the Schiarparelli, separated from its mother ship earlier today and began its controlled descent.
The landing module will land on the surface on Wednesday and begin working.  
Schiaparelli will take images of Mars and conduct scientific measurements on the surface, but its main purpose is to test technology for a future European Mars rover.
Schiaparelli's mother ship, the Trace Gas Orbiter, will remain in orbit - analyzing methane and other gases in the... read more

17 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 34
Source: Daily Mail

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