Project InSight

By:Meghan Palmer

What is It?

Project InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is basically a mission to land a drone on mars. But, it is more than that. It is also a study that scientist are conducting to explore terrestrial objects and how they were formed.

When are they going to launch it?

Scientists are planning to launch the drone in 2016

How will it change space?

This project will address one of the most fundamental issues of planetary and solar system science - understanding the processes that shaped the rocky planets of the inner solar system. This will give scientists a new viewpoint and we will get one step closer to discovering the truth about space.

Drone(above)

As you can see, there is a what looks like a skinny metal stick in the ground. This is a heat-flow probe designed to dig through the surface and collect data.
Mars Science: A New Impact Crater Near NASA's InSight Landing Region [HD]