The InSight mission was launched to Mars
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MOSCOW, 5 may – RIA Novosti. C the spaceport Vandenberg in California (USA) at 14:05 GMT launched the Atlas V rocket with the InSight probe to study Mars. The streamlines launch of NASA.
© Illustration RIA Novosti. Alina Polyanina
Marstrasse: space probe will measure the pulse of the red planet
Machine InSight is the first mission to study the inner layers of Mars. The probe will establish on the planet a seismograph to measure the internal movement of rocks and the blows of meteorites, will conduct drilling and other experiments. This will allow scientists to learn more about the formation and evolution of the red planet.
The device is equipped with a microchip with the names of the earthlings. The arrival of the probe to Mars is scheduled for November.
Exotic Islands of the Caribbean sea taken from the ISS
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