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Nasa Mars Mission || Insight

Nasa has successfully landed his Robot insight on the red planet (Mars) on 26/11/2018.

Nasa Mars Mission | Insight





Overview of the Nasa Mars Mission || Insight

Nasa has try something more advanced in this mission. In this mission they have send an Robot named 'Insight' on the red planet, the robot has 6ft long driller by which they can try to understand the iner structure of the mars.


Significance of Insight


Though there have been other missions to Mars, this one stands out.

Short for "Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport," InSight aims to study the inner space of our red planet neighbor. 

Studying its surface since 1965, scientists have been able to study the orbit and surface of Mars, learning about its weather, atmosphere, geology and surface chemistry, said Lori Glaze, acting director of the planetary science division in NASA'S Science Mission Directorate.

As part of NASA's discovery program, this mission is part of a series focused on asking critical questions in solar system science, and any insights into InSight should give scientists a deeper understanding of Mars.

Kind of like a check-up at the doctor's office, the Mars lander will  give a check-up of our terrestrial neighbor since it formed 4.5 billion years ago, according to NASA.


Main focus of this Mission



"It is the first outer space robotic explorer to study in-depth the 'inner space' of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core," NASA said.

By studying the interior structure of the red planet, scientists may finally get answers to key questions such as:

• How rocky body forms and evolves to become a planet

• How to determine the rate of Martian tectonic activity and meteorite impacts

By measuring the planet's seismology, heat flow and precision tracking, the lander is able to dive deep beneath the surface and retrieve the processes that formed the terrestrial planets, according to NASA.

Throughout its two-year mission, InSight  should achieve many firsts like:

• Probing into the Martian surface as deep as 16 feet/5 meters

• Using a robotic arm to grasp instruments on another planet

• Using a seismometer directly on the Martian surface

• Detecting quakes on another planet

Unlike the other rocky planets in our solar system, Mars is like the goldlilocks effect: neither too big nor too small. This gives scientists the ability to study how the terrestrial planets formed because Mars preserved its record of its formation, according to NASA.




What next in this Mission?


Now that InSight landed successfully on Elysium Planitia, a flat-smooth plain north of Mars' equator, the work is set to begin.

 Technically, InSight lander began surface operations as soon as it touched the surface, but its science data collection  won't begin until roughly 10 weeks after landing, according to NASA. 

During these 10 weeks, the lander team will choose the perfect spot where they can lay down their scientific instruments and begin studying the interior of Mars.

Once the location has been selected, InSight will place its Heat flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) and Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) on the surface, where, along with the, Rotation and Interior Structure Experiment (RISE), will gather data for about 23 months. 


Images, Audios, and Videos send by 'Insight'


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Small Documentary on Nasa Mars Mission | Insight





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