21 April 2010

MARS: The Phoenix Mission, Part 1

Was there ever life on Mars? – could there still be life on the cold, red desert planet? The spacecraft Phoenix Mars Lander is launched into space on a course towards Mars. After almost ten months it approaches its goal – Mars, where it lands in the northern polar region and will explore the habitability and climate of the planet.

On board the mission there are also Danish scientific instruments. Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have developed scientific instruments, CalTargets to study the minerals on Mars.

Produced by: Niels Bohr Institute
Duration: 14:09 minutes