Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Science | NASA’s Mars InSight Mission Lands on Red Planet’s Surface Supported by In the months ahead, the spacecraft will begin its study of the Martian underworld, listening for marsquakes and revealing secrets about the dusty world’s formation. ByKenneth Chang Nov. 26, 2018 The InSight lander, NASA’s latest foray to the red planet, has landed. Cheers erupted at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., which operates the spacecraft, when InSight sent back acknowledgment of its safe arrival on Mars. That was the end of a journey of more than six months and 300 million miles. Jim Bridenstine, the NASA administrator, was in the control room listening as each milestone of the landing process was called out, each followed by a round of clapping. “It was intense,” he said on NASA TV, “and you could feel the emotion.” In the months ahead, InSight will begin its study of the Martian underworld, with the aim of helping scientists understand how the planet formed, lessons that could help also shed light on Earth’s origins. It will listen for tremors — marsquakes — and collect data… Read full this story
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