Time & # 39; Beijing 26 & # 39; November, after six months & # 39; fly in space, the Insight detector is fast approaching to Mars and is planning to land on Mars on Monday in the United States.from
Having left Earth and trek through the & # 39; & # 39 long distance; 301 million miles (548 million kilometers), the Insight Detector descend on Mars around 3 pm EST (4:00 time & # 39; Beijing on Tuesday).
The team's mission control Laboratory & # 39; Jet Propulsion NASA plans to make final corrections to the orbit of the Inspector flight on Sunday, and bring it closer to the point of entry into the Martian atmosphere.
If all goes well, the Insight will enter the Martian atmosphere b & # 39; & # 39 speed, 12,000 miles (19310 km) in almost 24 hours. At the time of & # 39; landing & # 39; Mars, atmospheric friction, parachutes and braking rockets reduce speed perspective. After 6.5 minutes & # 39; landing, the speed & # 39; Inspector reduced to 5 miles (8 km).
After landing on the surface of & # 39; Mars, the Inspector remains & # 39; quiet for 16 minutes, waiting to wake up dust around the landing site to "Set" and then perform c solar cell.
The engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory hope to use small satellites simultaneously launched to confirm the landing by Insight & # 39; safe way.
The Laboratory & # 39; Propulsion & # 39; Jet also like to receive a picture of the situation across the site & # 39; landing.
The point & # 39; landing & # 39; the Insight is about 373 miles (600 km) from Point Landing of Curiosity rover 2012.
Knowledge & # 39; 800 pound (360 kg) is 21 exploration mission of the US Mars (including mission to fly on Mars in the sixties).
Uncover the formation of & # 39; rocky planets
Insight is the first detector to identify with & # 39; specifically the mysteries beneath the surface of & # 39; Mars. Will use seismic monitoring and underground drilling in the next 24 months (1 year around Mars) to explore Mars and Earth in & # 39; more than 4 billion years ago. The origin and formation of & # 39; rocky planets.
Bruce Banerdt, the principal investigator of & # 39; Insight and laboratory scientist of jet propulsion, said in & # 39; conference that last week's news that "knowledge will help us understand the formation planet ".
Although the structure of the World and other forces are canceling most of its early history, it is believed that Mars' to preserve its original state the most, and created a geological time machine għax- scientists.
The main scientific instrument conducted by Insight is very sensitive sismografu made in France to detect the slightest vibration caused by earthquake & # 39; Mart and the impact of the meteor.
Scientists expect that during the period & # 39; years, will observe 10 to 100 earthquake & # 39; Mart, and the resulting data help them understand the size, density and composition of & # 39; Mars.
The Viking Mars probe launched in the seventies and has sismografu, but mounted on the top of the detector, this design had showed little effect.
The Insight also carry a German drill can & # 39; thereby jeopardizing up to 16 feet (5 meters) deep in the ground.
The radio transmission of the device is responsible for sending signals to Earth to follow the rotational rocking that Mars does not know it, to understand the size of the "core" Marzjan and it continues melted.
The NASA officials said the Insight and the next Mars mission, as well as other tasks that are still in the planning stage, will be a prelude to human exploration of & # 39; Mars.