NASA's Insight: Mission
By Georgia Starnes
Launch of Mars Lander
- Launch: March 2016
- Landing: September 2016
How will that help?
~ It will address fundamental questions about the formation of Earth-like planets
~ Will open a window into the processes that shaped the rocky planets of the inner solar system more than four billion years ago!
~ InSight would illuminate the earliest evolution of rocky planets-including Earth.
~ It doesn't just answer specific questions about mars, it opens up answers about the entire range of planets and extraterrestrial objects!