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Realtime Mars descent

Follow alongside Schiaparelli’s six-minute descent to the surface of Mars with this realtime animation
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All eyes on the red planet as ESA's lander prepares to hurtle towards Mars

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As the ExoMars Schiaparelli module descends onto Mars on 19 October it will capture 15 images of the approaching surface. Scientists have simulated the view we can expect to see from the descent camera.

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