On July 25, 2018, at 16.00, a press conference was held at the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to present an important scientific discovery inherent to Mars, made by an all-Italian team led by the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF).

The discovery was possible thanks to the use of the MARSIS (Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding) instrument, an Italian radar installed on board the European probe Mars Express that was developed under the control of the Italian Space Agency, on an original project by the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, in collaboration with NASA and realized by Thales Alenia Space Italia.

Researchers present at the conference:

Roberto Orosei Researcher of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) and scientific responsible of the MARSIS radar

Enrico Flamini Professor of Planetology at the University of Chieti-Pescara and Project Manager of the MARSIS experiment for the Italian Space Agency

Elena Pettinelli Professor at the University of Roma Tre and co-investigator of MARSIS.

The event was streamed on ASITV www.asitv.it ) and relaunched by the journal Science, so the conference was held entirely in English.

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