NASA probe prepares to land on Mars

NASA said Sunday that its robot InSight will land on Mars on Monday.

The 360kg InSight will spend 24 months � around one Martian year � using seismic monitoring and underground drilling to gather clues on how Mars formed and, by extension, the origins of Earth and other rocky planets of the inner solar system more than four billion years ago. InSight's primary instrument is a highly sensitive French-built seismometer, designed to detect the slightest vibrations from marsquakes and meteor impacts.

Source: VOV5

NASA probe prepares to land on Mars

NASA said Sunday that its robot InSight will land on Mars on Monday.

The 360kg InSight will spend 24 months � around one Martian year � using seismic monitoring and underground drilling to gather clues on how Mars formed and, by extension, the origins of Earth and other rocky planets of the inner solar system more than four billion years ago. InSight's primary instrument is a highly sensitive French-built seismometer, designed to detect the slightest vibrations from marsquakes and meteor impacts.

Source: VOV5

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