NASA launches mission InSight to explore Mars
The mission ‘InSight’ was launched in California from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday. Although the launch was a success it cannot be confirmed if the mission itself will be successful.
InSight stands for Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, it expects to place a single lander spacecraft on Mars.
InSight will travel 301 million miles, and finally, land on Mars approximately 6 months from now on 26 November 2018.
NASA said that this mission will benefit scientific research and help scientists understand what is happening around Mars’s core. It will also help understand how all rocky planets evolved. This will be an interesting finding as it will tell us why Earth and Mars developed differently even though they formed from the same material.
It’s challenging to explore the planet due to the extreme temperature swings and the thin atmosphere which makes landing difficult.
NASA has warned the people enthusiastic about the mission to note that only 40% of the missions ever sent to Mars have managed to be successful.
To read more about it, go to https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-ula-launch-mission-to-study-how-mars-was-made