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ESA selects a second potential landing site for ExoMars 2020 rover

A concept of  the European Space Agency's ExoMars Rover. Credit: European Space Agency/AOES Medialab artist's concept

ESA has selected a second potential landing site for its ExoMars 2020 rover.

The agency said Tuesday it will consider Mawrth Vallis, an area that once likely had liquid water, along with Oxia Planum, a site scientists selected in 2015 when the mission was scheduled for a 2018 launch.

ESA doesn’t plan to select a final landing site until a year before launch. [BBC]


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