The ExoMars rover, shown above in an artist's illustration, is expected to launch in 2020. | European Space Agency

Next-Gen Mars Rover Will Explore Potentially Habitable Regions of the Red Planet

The European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover will survey, drill, and take pictures of areas where ancient microbes may have lived.

An artist's impression of the ExoMars rover's drill, which is expected to gather samples from as deep as 2 meters (6.6 feet) below the Martian surface. | European Space Agency