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Life on Mars?

Date: Tue, Oct 08, 2013 | 15:00 - 15:12 GMT | 17:00 - 17:12 CEST

Replay: Wed, Oct 09, 2013 | 06:30 - 06:42 GMT | 08:30 - 08:42 CEST

Type: ESA TV Exchange

Format: 16:9

Is there or has there ever been life on Mars? This is one of the most debated questions in space exploration, but now thanks to ESA’s Mars Express mission, which celebrated 10 years in orbit this summer, our understanding of the Red planet has taken a massive leap forward. And our knowledge will increase with future missions such as ExoMars with in particular the question of presence of Methane still hotly discussed within the scientific community.

This video recalls what we know now on Mars with interviews of Jorge Vago, ExoMars Project Scientist, ESA and Olivier Witasse, Mars Express Project Scientist, ESA (in French).

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Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.