The mission to look for life on Mars is on its way to the Red Planet. The European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (RFSA) have sent a robotic probe to Mars to find if the planet has any traces of life.
Dubbed as ExoMars 2016, the mission lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a Russian Proton rocket at around 3 pm. The seven-month journey will search for life on Mars.
The lift-off and separation of the rocket were live streamed via @ESA_ExoMars on Twitter. You can watch it below:
"TGO aims to measure its geographical and seasonal dependence and help to determine whether it stems from a geological or biological source," the ESA said in a statement.