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NASA’s InSight Mars Mission

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  • February 27, 2020
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NASA’s InSight Mars Mission

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Science & technology

In news:

  • NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander touched down on Mars at the end of 2018.
  • InSight is the first mission dedicated to looking deep beneath the Martian surface.
  • Among its science tools are a seismometer for detecting quakes, sensors for gauging wind and air pressure, a magnetometer, and a heat flow probe designed to take the planet’s temperature.
  • It is part of NASA’s Discovery Program. 
  • InSight is a two year mission that will study the deep interior of Mars to learn how all celestial bodies with rocky surfaces, including Earth and the Moon, formed.

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