Mars Express

Mars Express

Detailed Description

"Mars Express is Europe's first mission to the Red Planet. It carries seven instruments and deployed a lander, Beagle 2. The lander was lost during its attempt to reach the planet's surface but the orbiter continues its highly successful on-going investigation of Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos. Mars has always been a source of intrigue and fascination. It is currently the only planet in the Solar System on which there is a strong possibility of finding the evidence of past life, perhaps even existing organisms. It is also a prime candidate for future manned exploration." Read more at the Mars Express website. 

Details

Image Dimensions: 113 x 150

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Location Taken: US