The surface of Mars has been by a good probe Insight

2018/11/27 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria

First photograph sent by the Insight probe from Mars. You see the cover and the dust. Ed. ANDÉN

It was not easy, but everything went as expected: The Insight probe reaches the plain of Elisium Planitia. It is therefore the eighth NASA mission to Mars. Its objectives are to analyze the internal structure and thermal flow of the planet, measure seismic waves and clarify their origin.

The seismograph (SEIS), the thermal flow measurement probe (HP3) and the rotation-associated parameter measurement experiment (RISE) are among the tools used to do this. The data obtained will also serve to understand the creation and evolution of rocky planets.

In principle, the mission will last until 2020, although it may be extended if after this time the tools continue to work properly. If so, he would not be alone, as five more missions are expected that year.

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