If all goes well, it will dig into the permafrost to look for the basic ingredients for life. Catch up with the latest news in the Mars section of Skymania.
I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.
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