How to Watch Live While NASA's Insight Exploration Ship Runs Mars


On November 26, NASA's Insight Mars probe will land on the Red Planet after a journey of more than 300 million kilometers.

And you can watch this historic moment live.

NASA plans to air its first landing on Mars in six years for viewers "everywhere" using its social media accounts and its online television channel.

The lander will dig deeper into Mars than ever before, reaching a depth of about 5 meters.

The NASA artist's impression of the Insight module landing on Mars

He will also try to make the first measurements of Marsquakes, using a seismograph placed directly on the Martian surface.

Nasa wrote, "The landing will usher in a two-year mission in which InSight will become the first spacecraft to study the deep interior of Mars.

"Your data will also help scientists understand the formation of all rocky worlds, including our own."

The robotic geologist – armed with a hammer and an earthquake monitor – will drill deep into the crust where he will explore the rumors of Mars in an attempt to uncover the secrets of his ancient history.

The Atlas-V rocket with the NASA InSight spacecraft on board before taking off (Photo: EPA / Nasa / Bill Ingalls)

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It will land on a flat plain near the equator of the planet called Elysium Planitia – a place where eccentric alien hunters claim to have seen a "UFO beaten" and an "alien city."

Once established, the solar-powered spacecraft will spend a Martian year – two years on Earth – plumbing the depths of the interior of the planet for clues as to how Mars took shape and, by extension, how the Earth and other rocky planets emerged.

While Earth's tectonics and other forces erased most of the evidence in its history, much of Mars-about a third of Earth's size-is believed to have remained relatively static for more than 3 billion years, creating a machine for scientists.

Scientists hope to detect up to 100 marsquakes throughout the mission, producing data that will help them deduce the depth, density and composition of the planet's core, the rocky mantle that surrounds it, and the outermost layer, the crust.

Be sure to visit the website on the day also to get all the news about this historic landing on Mars.


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