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Hypanis Valles: More likely a delta than a glacier

Is Mars’ Hypanis Valles a glacier? A new study says no. A recent study [published in Icarus] from a team of scientists led by Jacob Adler of Arizona State University explored a unique area of scientific interest on Mars called … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Hypanis Valles candidate Mars 2020 site

Candidate landing site for 2020 mission in Hypanis Valles delta. Beautiful Mars series.

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ExoMars 2018: Landing site choices to narrow

Later this month, scientists and engineers will meet to choose which two, of four possible landing sites for the ExoMars 2018 mission, should be retained as candidates. ExoMars is a joint two-mission endeavour between ESA and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Cloudy skies over Hypanis Valles

This observation shows a candidate 2018 European Space Agency ExoMars landing site in Hypanis Valles. Instead of imaging ancient fluvial deposits (thought to be the remnants of a delta feed lake), the image shows patchy concentrations of dust clouds. These … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Good place to explore

A good place to explore — candidate ExoMars landing site near Hypanis Valles. Beautiful Mars series.

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ExoMars 2018: Landing site shortlist chosen

ExoMars is a joint two-mission endeavour between ESA and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency. The Trace Gas Orbiter and an entry, descent, and landing demonstrator module, Schiaparelli, will be launched in January 2016, arriving at Mars nine months later. The Rover … Continue reading

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ExoMars 2018: Four landing site candidates

Some 60 scientists and engineers came together 26–28 March for the first ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection Workshop, held at ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre near Madrid… The workshop attendees favoured four candidate sites – all of which are located … Continue reading

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