TOMORROW a European spaceship will make a historic landing on the surface of Mars.The ExoMars 2016 mission is fully underway as the craft prepares to touch-down on the Red Planet after travelling a whopping 310 MILLION miles.The mission is a joint venture between the European Space Agency and the Russian Federal Space Agency and will be the first to study Mars in-depth – and could potentially prove that aliens exist.The rocket blasted off from Kazakhstan in March to begin its landmark journey to the red planet and the start of an eight-year mission into life on the Red Planet.Here’s everything you need to know about the mission before tomorrow’s landing.ExoMars (Exobiology on Mars) is the name of the mission to find alien life on Mars.It’s made up of two phases, ExoMars 2016 and ExoMars 2020, and involves a spacecraft of two parts – the mother ship and lander, officially known as the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and Schiaparelli (named after an Italian astronomer who first spotted lines on the surface in Mars).ExoMars 2016 is the current phase. Schiaparelli split from the TGO on Sunday 16 March and has begun its descent onto the surface of the Red Planet.When it lands tomorrow it will… Read full this story
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