It’s Hard Enough To Land On The Moon, Let Alone Mars

Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation are mourning the failure of their Vikram lander and Pragyan rover which targeted the Moon’s south pole and its large stores of water ice. Fortunately, the Chandrayaan 2 mother ship made it into lunar orbit, with a sophisticated suite of instruments including the highest resolution camera ever to scrutinise the surface.

Further Reading

India’s lunar lander is missing, but Chandrayaan-2 can still make important discoveries