Introducing the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA)

MOMA is an instrument designed to detect organic molecules on Mars and will fly onboard the upcoming ExoMars 2022 Rosalind Franklin rover, due to land in June 2023 at the ~4 billion year old Oxia Planum region. Here, what appear to be ancient weathering profiles have been detected from orbital remote sensing, and the rover may encounter these rocks during its primary mission. Exciting science to come!

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