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The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission to Mars and the search for signs of life

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19:30 – 21:30 18 Apr 2017
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Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Speakers: Dr Manish Patel

On Earth, most of the methane in the atmosphere is produced by life. Hence its presence on Mars opens up a tantalising possibility that this trace gas may be a sign of the presence of life on that planet. The Open University co-leads one of the methane hunting instruments (called NOMAD), and has significant science roles in the Schiaparelli lander that will land on the surface of Mars. I will present the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission to Mars, and its background, and give an update on its latest status and the results to date from the orbiter and the lander.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: London and South East Branch
Contact details: Professor Ray Mackintosh
email raymond.mackintosh@open.ac.uk

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Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
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19:30 – 21:30 18 Apr 2017

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