By Sylvestre Maurice, astrophysicist at IRAP, specialist in Martian exploration, AAE correspondent
These are great times! To date, 12 vehicles are operational around Mars or on its surface. Trophy of national supremacy, field of technological experiments, source of wonder for the peoples who follow with fervor this adventure, the exploration of the red planet represents the most beautiful quest for scientists who methodically search if the Martians existed…
They are preparing the next step: the collection of samples that will be brought back to Earth within 10 years, while waiting for the ultimate challenge: a manned flight to Mars.
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