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NASA Selects Instrument for Future International Mission to Martian Moons

16 Nov 2017, 21:05 UTC
NASA Selects Instrument for Future International Mission to Martian Moons JAXA/NASA

NASA has selected a science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the moons of Mars planned for launch in 2024. The instrument, a sophisticated neutron and gamma-ray spectrograph, will help scientists resolve one of the most enduring mysteries of the Red Planet -- when and how the small moons formed.

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