The ship will be the first mission to place the sismografi on the Martian soil to analyze "the core" of & # 39; this planet.
The mission has instruments that allow facing surface to a depth never reached and thus measure the seismic movements of the red planet.
- The mission & # 39; & # 39 Insight in operation; Mars: why is it so hard to reach the red planet?
However, to reach its destination, Insight had to overcome a difficult test which failed several other missions: to land on the surface of & # 39; Mars.
Nearly two-thirds of previous attempts ended in failure.
It was a delicate operation that forced reduces the speed of the ship of 19,800 kilometers per hour to 8 kilometers per hour at & # 39; interval & # 39; only 7 minutes, elapsed time between entry into the atmosphere and -inżul.
The operation was observed with & # 39; attention and waiting in the control room of Laboratory & # 39; Propulsion & # 39; Reaction NASA in California, where the mission was followed.
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