Robot lands on Mars

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The Schiaparelli lander has touched down onto the surface of Mars.

The specially designed robot has traveled more than a billion kilometres to get there.

This is a joint project between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russia.

The aim of the unmanned mission is to try to find out if life exists, or has ever existed, on Mars.

On Sunday, the Schiaparelli lander separated from the main ship, the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO). The two crafts then reached their destination on Wednesday, where the TGO went into orbit around the planet, and the lander went for the surface at 21,000 km an hour.

The Schiaparelli traveled through temperatures of 1500C, with parachute and reverse thrusters helping to slow its descent, until it reaches the surface.

17 Responses

  1. Did you know that Mars has two small moons called Phobos and Deimos .Also did you know that the planet Mars is made out of rock. Question : i would like to find out if there are people living on Mars .

  2. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and is the second smallest planet in the solar system.

  3. Did you know that mars is the fourth planet from the sun. Question: i would like to know if there really is something living on planet mars.

  4. Scientists investigated a while ago, and found out by a technological image that there was in fact breathing life on mars and that it happens to be photo image proof of aliens.

  5. I dont like this at all because robots want to take over the world which is so not good

  6. wow! that’s amazing! I wonder if anything lives there? I know that aliens won’t be there though! But it’s your choice to believe in them or not!

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