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02.15.2021
Pernelle Bernardi is holding her breath until 18 February, when the NASA Mars 2020 mission’s Perseverance rover touches down on Mars. CNRS News spoke to this systems engineer, who is in charge of the...
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02.11.2021

In this animated video, discover the SuperCam instrument, developed by teams from the CNRS, the CNES and their French and international partners, and embarked on the Perseverance which landed on...

Article
05.02.2018
The InSight international space mission which launched May 5 from California successfully landed on the surface of the Red Planet on November 26. By studying for the first time the seismic waves on...
Article
07.04.2016
The aura of mystery surrounding Mars has long been intensified by its curious pair of moons: Phobos and Deimos, whose origins have remained clouded until now.
Article
05.02.2016
New research indicates that even in small quantities, liquid water on Mars—which would immediately boil and evaporate—may considerably alter the surface morphology, creating very different structures...
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03.14.2016
With its probe scheduled to land on Mars on October 19th, ExoMars 2016 is the first of two European missions to investigate the Red Planet’s atmosphere and find evidence of past life under its...