European explorers on their way to Mars

World March 14, 2016 10:31

baikonur - Europe and Russia have launched two space probes to Mars Monday should explore further. The launch from the Russian space base in the Kazakh Baikonur went according to plan.

A Proton rocket brings the two probes in seven months to the red planet. Called the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) remains after arriving orbit the planet. The TGO will measure the gases that the atmosphere of Mars and delves primarily into methane that would betray the presence of living beings. The second passenger is a lander, which Schiaparelli was baptized. The landing of this is a test for the arrival of a Martian Trolley in 2018.

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