The European Space Agency’s ExoMars Schiaparelli lander may have crashed, but ESA is not deterred. It still has high hopes for the science data the mission’s orbiter might gather. And ESA is looking ahead to a more sophisticated lander—a rover with the ability to drill 6 ft. deep into the Martian surface to look for evidence that the red planet ever harbored life. Once seen as scientific fancy, the search for life—past or present—on Mars has gained credibility ...

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