NASA already has plenty of vehicles on around Mars, and soon, it will have the InSight rover. This lander is set touch down on the Red Planet on November 26, and is designed to listen to the rumblings going on inside the planet, and transmit data that will help scientists understand what’s going on deep under the Martian soil. “InSight will teach us about the interior of planets like our own. The mission team hopes that by studying the deep interior of Mars, we can learn how other rocky worlds, including Earth and the Moon, formed,” said NASA. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“A slender cylindrical probe dubbed the mole is designed to tunnel nearly 16 feet (five metres) into the Martian soil. A quake-measuring seismometer, meanwhile, will be removed from the lander by a mechanical arm and placed directly on the surface for better vibration monitoring. Previous missions to the Red Planet have investigated its surface by studying its canyons, volcanoes, rocks and soil,” reports The Daily Mail.