The Mars InSight mission will study what's beneath the Martian surface. The lander is equipped with an ultrasensitive seismometer and a thermal probe that bores into the ground. Scientists hope the data will give new insights into how planets form.
An American spacecraft, laden with European gear, will be the first to study the deep interior of Mars. InSight will give us a better understanding of how rocky, terrestrial planets like our own formed.
The unmanned InSight spacecraft has made a successful landing on Mars despite the extreme difficulties involved. The probe aims to collect information on the inside of the planet.
Even a reliable workhorse like Russia's Soyuz rocket has bad days. Some missions go horribly wrong. So while the basics of rocket science are the same as ever, there are always new contenders to shake things up.
A NASA spacecraft has blasted off for Mars on a mission to collect data on the Red Planet's deep interior. Researchers hope to gain clues about how Mars and other rocky planets like Earth formed billions of years ago.
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