the – Space Module Insight is prepared to face the so-called "seven & # 39; & # 39 minutes; terror" just before landing Mars. It is scheduled to arrive Monday at 4: 00 in Argentina. F & # 39; that moment, the distance separating the red planet Earth will be traveled in & # 39; six months.
"Tomorrow is the big day" and "Within 24 hours I will be at home, in & # 39; March" "wrote" on Twitter on Sunday on the night of NASA module for approximately 80,000 his followers, is invited to follow the equipment of & # 39; their land about what to expect "learn on Mars" and how knowledge is being prepared imminent landing.
It is now in & # 39; Mars, after a journey of & # 39; six months.
The "seven & # 39; & # 39 minutes; terror" are most delicate mission, When crossing the atmosphere in & # 39; about 20,000 kilometers per hour and at & # 39; that time will reduce its speed to only five kilometers to enable & # 39; resting safely on the Martian surface .
"It is one of the most intense parts of my mission, start it at the part & # 39; on & # 39; the Martian atmosphere and lasts about six and a half minutes, until it falls safely", explained Insight hours ago along with & # 39; one of the many recreation. The moment is ittellajt your Twitter.
It is a process that can & # 39; to be described as nothing but easy. In fact, the module & # 39; Schiaparelli of the ExoMars project to overcome this complicated phase ends and shattered against the red planet in & # 39; October 2017.
The robot will study the planet's interior.
NASA wanted to give the module & # 39; with its living space in social networks, a way to bring the mission and her science closer to the general public, you can & # 39; follow the risky landing alive even in the square plaza of & # 39; New York Times.
Insight was not disclosed as wit & # 39; sense & # 39; humor. He tweeted "step & # 39; his" boarding trip and also that "it is good that the robots can not sweat, just two days to reach Mars in the marathon."
But also want to reach its final destination: "#Marte were you, have left the Earth 200 days ago and now I have only five days & # 39; landing on Mars," he tweeted to the end device 21, GIF near what seemed leisure & # 39; his landing.
Once on Mars, if all goes well, should Insight long work & # 39; hereinafter to analyze the "heart" of the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury.
S & # 39; now the missions to Mars caught facial image, studied rocks, dug in the ground and looked for clues about water once issued, but never been investigated within.
The rocket took the Insight module, when he left Earth (File)
The module & # 39; space b & # 39; it recognizes the planet's interior, which will use a mechanical excavator will excavates five meters deep, which will measure the internal temperature and follow any internal movement with he aid of & # 39; sismografu.
This model is Insight (Reuters)
But first all eyes will be fixed on the page a & # 39; control screens by NASA to find out if Insight manages the land, for which, in his words, want to know five things.
"The landing on Mars is difficult, I will use proven technology, I will nżerżaq in a lot of & # 39; the largest parking on Mars, I built to drop in & # 39; sand Torm, I will find out how rock -pjaneti are formed. "