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Planetary aeronomy

BIRA-IASB has built up a long-standing expertise in state of the art studies of the atmospheres of our sister planets Mars and Venus.

The study of these Earth-like planets, whose atmospheres have evolved towards different and extreme conditions, is a vital part of the understanding of the past and future of our subtle climate system.

BIRA-IASB has taken a lead position in this domain with the development, operation and data processing of the NOMAD instrument on board the European ExoMars mission