Preferred landing site for ExoMars 2020 rover mission revealed

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Close up view of Oxia Planum, which has been selected as the preferred landing site for ...

When the ExoMars 2020 mission touches down on the Red Planet, it will most likely be at Oxia Planum. The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has announced that this flat area near the Martian equator was recommended for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science platform because it provides the best chances for finding signs of life, balanced against the need for a safe landing zone.

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