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ExoMars is a European space mission to study Mars and to develop the technology and capabilities for future landers and rovers. Scheduled for arrival at Mars in October 2016, it consists of the Trace Gas Orbiter, which will hunt for evidence of methane and other compounds that could be produced by living organisms, and the Schiaparelli lander, which will operate for a day or two before its batteries die. The lander will help the European Space Agency plan for ExoMars 2020, which include a rover.

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Artist's concept of Trace Gas Orbiter at Mars

Sniffing Mars June 29, 2018

Trace Gas Orbiter view of Korolev Crater on Mars

First Look April 27, 2018

Before and after views of the landing site of the Schiaparelli probe

Lost and Found October 22, 2016

The ExoMars 2016 mission approaches the Red Planet

Two for Mars? October 17, 2016

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Mars Returns Stepping toward the Red Planet September 15, 2017