The InSight probe reached Mars: a chronicle of touchdown live

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The InSight probe reached Mars: a chronicle of touchdown live

Today, for the first time in six years, Mars will see a guest from our planet. The NASA InSight will try to gently sit on the surface of the red planet to operate their scientific instruments and to do experiments that would be conducted the next few years. And with some luck longer. For details on the operation of the probe is possible , and the stream of the landing will go live. Here we will collect everything that happens with the probe, including real-time updates.

InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) will not search for life on Mars. However, exploring the insides of the planet — what is it made of, how a layered material and how much heat passes through it — it will help scientists to understand how the raw materials of the planet allow us to sustain life.

By Measuring the internal temperature of Mars with a probe called Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3), InSight can help to explain how the heat creates the planet's surface, making it more or less habitable over time.

Radioactiveman RISE (Rotation and Structure of the Experiment) InSight will help scientists to measure variations of Mars. In combination with information about the layers and the warmth of the planet, these insights will allow us to understand how Mars has lost its magnetic field.

Seismometer (SEIS), will help to understand how earthquakes can be caused not only by tectonic action — pass through Mars.

The Wobble of Mars, tectonic activity, and heat flow — these three points will help us to know why our planetary neighbor did not like our planet, although had all the chances.

Video stream NASA

Interactive video from the mission control center at the jet propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

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  • the Device is dropped a marching step and turned heat shield towards the planet's atmosphere;
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  • heat shield is 1500 Celsius degrees;
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  • Opening a parachute;
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  • Initiated reset of the thermal screen;
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  • Radar module directed accurately to the surface;
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  • Confirmation of a soft landing. The Insight module made a soft landing on Mars;

To Discuss what is happening live, you can in our

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