Interiors of Earth, Mars and the Moon (image: JPL/NASA)
Artist's concept of InSight on Mars (image: JPL/NASA)
Basic interiors of Earth, Mars and the Moon (image: JPL/NASA)
Mar's interior (image: JPL/NASA)
Feeling very confident after the perfect landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars on August 6th, NASA has announced its next mission to the Red Planet. In 2016, the US space agency will launch the unmanned InSight lander to Mars. Unlike Curiosity, InSight will be a static lander loaded with instruments designed to study the deep geology of Mars and answer such questions as whether the core of the planet is liquid or solid, and why Mars hasn’t any shifting tectonic plates like Earth.
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