WATCH: European Probe Will Attempt To Land On Mars

October 19, 2016 2:08 PM

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A visualization shows what the European Space Agency hopes Schiaparelli's Mars landing looks like. The probe will be making its 6-minute descent through the atmosphere on Wednesday.

After a seven-month voyage through space and a three-day cruise to approach Mars, the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli lander is getting ready for the final leg of its journey: a six-minute trip through the red planet's atmosphere.

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