Robert Zimmerman: Insight’s mission is to probe into the interior of Mars to do seismographic readings & find the temperature of the interior. They landed in a small crater filled with sand without rocks, don’t yet know exactly where they are.

Dec 01, 10:06 PM

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Robert Zimmerman: Insight landed on Mars earlier this week successfully. Just a lander; its mission is to probe into the interior of Mars to do seismographic readings and to find the temperature of the interior. They landed in a small crater filled with sand without rocks, don’t yet know exactly where they are or the depth of the sand in it. Good for the instruments: heat probe can penetrate the surface. [The Phobosians are laughing.] Ice cliffs of Mars: eight, where the underlying layers of ice were revealed and easily accessible.