16-05-2018 19:00 - In the frame of 'Pint of Science', A.C. Vandaele will participate to an evening around Mars
NOMAD at Mars: search for life ?
NOMAD is a Belgian instrument on board the ESA mission ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, which was launched in 2016. After one year of aerobraking used to reach the final circular orbit, NOMAD is now starting its measurements of the composition of the Martian atmosphere. The instrument will detect a long series of trace gases, but are these enough to detect life ?