The curiosity rover which landed on the surface of Mars has found evidence there was once water on the planet.
Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester is leading a team of scientists working on the project.
Analysis of a smoothed slab of rock indicates a stream of water once flowed there.
The mission is expected to last for two years.
Singer-songwriter Will.i.am has made interplanetary history in the first ever planet-to-planet music broadcast.
The Curiosity rover which landed on the surface of Mars on Monday has beamed back its first images of the Red Planet.
A scientist from the University of Leicester has led a $2.5 billion mission to land a spacecraft on Mars.