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Probe hurtling toward Mars | SBS News


spacecraft to go to Mars is the first to study the planet's interior if out safely.

The Insight probe is scheduled to drop on the Martian soil in & # 39; & # 39 temperature, around 8pm GMT on Monday (0700 AEDT Tuesday), say scientists.

Insight will provide our best look at the internal & # 39; Mars, using the & # 39; mechanical mole to five meters deep tunnel to measure the internal heat, and sismometru to record quakes, meteorite strikes and anything else you can & # 39; start shaking the red planet.

Scientists consider Mars as a time capsule tantalizzat. It is less geologically active than Earth twice as great and thus maintains much of its early history.

If successful, the probe will send back data, allowing scientists to learn about how rocky worlds like Earth and Moon form more than 4.5 billion years ago.

It comes with a huge lake & # 39; 20 km & # 39; Water was discovered under the southern ice cap Red Planet earlier this year.

The discovery, which has major implications for the possibilities of & # 39; still life on Mars, was made by European probe orbitanti using & # 39; penetrating radar floor.

It is the first time that more body & # 39; liquid water exists on Mars was confirmed.

Michael Meyer, the leading scientist of NASA for exploration & # 39; Mars, said that the Martian surface is too cold and dry, with & # 39; & # 39 bombing; too much radiation, life currently exists.

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