The InSight Survey, which arrived in Mars last month, successfully launched Martian's surface In French manufacturing, hyper-sensitivity seismometersA key tool for continuing the scientific mission, NASA announced on Thursday.
This phone is designed for tens of millions of euros and designed by the French CNES agency Listen to the vibrations of the red planet and learn more about its formation history.
"Dissemination of the seismometer InSight is just as important as Mars landing"said scientist at NASA's mission, Bruce Banerdt.
"InSight is a priority tool: at least we need to achieve three quarters of our scientific goals," he added.
The probe has a seismometer with a robotic arm, about 1.64 meters, depending on the US space agency.
"After a long day, I've done it: I've put a seismometer over Mars! With SIX, I'll be able to hear vibrations and make my heart beating Mart's"He posted the Twitter account for the probation.
Instrument, called SEIS (Seismic Internal Experimental Structures, seismic experiment in internal structure) You will hear the smallest vibrations in the ground, especially those caused by meteorites and earthquakes.
These waves will allow you to draw a third-dimensional map of Mars For thousands of years, it will allow us to better understand the formation of a "red planet".
"Being a seismometer on the ground is a telephone next to your ear," explains French geophysicist Philippe Lognonné, the father of this prestigious researcher and institute of the Physique du Globe in Paris.
InSight probe, $ 993 million, It arrived on March 26