Two robotic spacecraft have blasted off from the spaceport in Kazakhstan on their seven-month journey to Mars.
A scientist close to the project says one of the craft will be “like a big nose in space”, looking to sniff out the locations of aliens by detecting methane, according to a report on IOL.
The joint-mission is the result of collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russia’s Roscosmos.
This is the first of two joint ESA-Roscosmos missions. Another similar mission to the “Red Planet” is planned for 2018. [Read more…] about ESA and Russians send robots to sniff out alien methane on Mars