It’s not a flu.plus that freakkin' flu shutting down Italy and now France... (schools, kindergartens, high schools, universities... shut down. Basically we have been told that we young people are vectors for the goddam virus to kill the elderly and vulnerable people. As such, France is locking down its youth - no teaching but also no crowded events. Geez).
"One of the scenarios of the ExoMars-2022 mission, which is currently being analyzed, involves launching in late September or early October 2022 and landing in June 2023," Pishel said, adding that the final decision will be made jointly with Roscosmos.
However, the Red Planet is already being closely observed.
Since its launch in 2016 and its subsequent orbit insertion around Mars, an instrument named the Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) has been used to enhance scientists' knowledge of the planet's surface.
The camera is travelling with the European Space Agency's (Esa) Exomars Trace Gas Orbiter, which is studying methane and other rare gases in the Martian atmosphere.
The technical goal of CaSSIS is to look at potential landing sites for future missions - one being Esa's Exomars mission that is due to launch in 2022.
However, as part of its scientific activities, it has also observed a variety of minerals, canyons, craters and other geological features on the surface.
The images, which have been published on Instagram, also show frost deposits and dust storms.