Nasa will launch Insight mission to study Mars interior

What: Insight Mission

When: May 5, 2018

Why: To study Mars

  • US space agency NASA will send the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring the deep interior of Mars.
  • The name of the mission is Insight ( the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport mission).
  • As per space agency, it will launch the mission May 5, 2018.
  • The stationary lander – InSight, will be first NASA mission since the Apollo moon landings to place a seismometer.
  • A seismometer is a device that measures quakes, on the soil of another planet.
  • InSight or the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport mission, carries a suite of sensitive instruments to gather data.

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