After 300 million kilometers, NASA's InSight Mission arrives today in the Marsen area and will install a seismometer and thermal sensors to distinguish the inner "depth" of the "red planet".
This stable module, which It was released on May 5 from Vandenberg Air Base in Californiawill use it Mechanical drilling depth of 5 meters deep (16 feet) and measure internal temperature, apart from internal movement with the help of a seismographer.
"It's the first mission to explore the deep inside of Marsen"He said Efe spanish Fernando Abilleira, Deputy Director of InSight Design and Navigation, and a member of the multidisciplinary and international team.
"By analyzing the spread of waves under the skin of Marsen, through its seismometer, we will receive more information about the evolution of the planet in the last 3 million years.
Following the route of the robot and spatial route specialist "Curiosity"When it reached the red planet in August 2012, he said "Mars on Landing is very difficult."
"The input velocity is atmospheric 20,000 kilometers per hour And we need less than 7 minutes to reduce speed for 5 kilometers, "said Abilleira, graduate of the St. Louis University in Missouri.
After a trip of more than 6 months, the InSight mission will last 3:00 p.m. On Monday, Eastern Time in the US (5:00 p.m., Continental Chile)Martian atmosphere and resting on the surface. A robotic army will destroy the scientific instruments that will be installed in Martian land.
They are part of the mission, Two Mars Cube One Vehicles (MarCO), will be tested for the first time in "deep space," as Abilleira says, and will try a new method for transmitting Earth's information with the help of miniature components.
The Insight Mission (Seismic Analysis, Geodesy and Hot Transport, Internal Analysis) is based on unpublished research about the Solar System's instructions and how it is lived around 4,600 million years ago.
Landing the InSight mission on the surface of Mars You can continue on the next NASA transmission stream: