The InSight lander of NASA has reached Mars after finishing its journey of more than 6-months to the planet. The InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigation, Geodesy and Heat Transport) has landed on Mars at 3 PM EST with a successful journey using a perfect entry and parachute deployment. The lander of NASA will start its work very soon. It will efficiently deploy solar panels for the first time. It would provide a handsome look at the interior of Mars.
InSight is equipped with 3 instruments, including a seismometer to study earthquakes on Mars (mars-quakes) meteorite impacts and dust storms. There is a heat flow probe to measure how much heat is flowing out of the interior of the planet and a pair of antennas to track the wobble of the North Pole of Mars. Entire the equipment on lander will help scientists learn more regarding how rocky planets like Mars formed and evolved. The lander will also provide more information about the current level of tectonic activity and meteorite impact rates on Mars.
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NASA launched InSight in the month of May. It is the most recent Mars lander since Phoenix of NASA, which ended its mission in 2008. InSight relayed its first image back to Earth just after landing, one of hopefully many more to come Moments.