NASA's Mars detectors often send back astonishing images of red planet and some incredible scientific data. But now NASA is ready to launch another Mars probe. NASA plans to launch a new Mars probe, InSight, in the first half of next year, targeting the exploration of the internal structure of the shallow shores of Mars.
Unlike the Mars Detector, the InSight is a fixed Mars probe. InSight will land on the Orchidian plain near the equator of Mars and will deploy its scientific instruments. InSight will study the internal composition of Mars by drilling holes on the surface of Mars, and the scientific instruments will be permanently placed on Mars.
The two main tools of InSight are seismometers and heat flow probes. The probe is designed to detect and report the heat generated inside Mars, which can penetrate the surface of Mars below 10 feet to obtain accurate data. At the same time, the seismograph sensitive hardware will find "Mars" and even the most subtle movement of Mars, but also to detect the impact of meteor.
NASA is expected to launch InSight Mars Detector on May 5, 2018.