Mars Express is delivering an avalanche of scientific data of that is changing the way in which we think about the Red Planet. Two hundred scientists are currently attending the first Mars Express science conference at ESAÕs ESTEC Establishment in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Discussions cover all aspects of this ground-breaking investigation, from an historical perspective to the latest surprising findings.
Members of the media are invited to a conference summary on Friday 25 February, at 14:00 CET. During the briefing, lasting about an hour, the Principal Investigators of all active experiments on board Mars Express will summarise the major scientific achievements of the first year in orbit and outline the plans for future research
SCRIPT MARS EXPRESS SYMPOSIUM
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From the Greeks more than 2000 years ago to Galileo Galilei or Eugene Antoniadi in the mid-1900s.. Mars has intrigued Europeans like no other planet! It is our immediate neighbor out from the sun and since the first telescope observations in the 1960s we suspect it is more Earth-like than any other planet. To what extent? is the biggest question that the European Mars Express mission is trying to answer!
Since entering itÍs operational orbit on Christmas day 2003, Mars Express has been restlessly mapping the surface and atmosphere of Mars, analyzing their chemical composition and delivering astonishing images of the Martian landscape! The result is an avalanche of scientific data that is dramatically changing the way we think about the red planet?
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Clip ? Gerhard Neukum ? HRSC Principal Investigator
ñWe thought Mars was not very active any more, smaller than the earth, lost itÍs heat very early, but itÍs been probably different? it has