NASA’s InSight lander may not be as sexy as a Mars rover, but here’s why the mission matters for Earthlings

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  • NASA’s Insight lander has landed safely. The robot will soon start beaming back information about quakes and wobbles on Mars.
  • Mars doesn’t have tectonic plates like Earth, but learning more about how volatile the planet may be could help scientists better understand how Earth developed to sustain life.
  • A former NASA chief says scientists are “drooling” for new data about the interior of Mars.

InSight is on the ground. NASA just dropped an SUV-sized quake-hunting laboratory on Mars — the US space agency’s eighth successful landing on the red planet.

The new solar-powered lander doesn’t move. It doesn’t record videos. And of InSight’s two tiny cameras, one points straight down at the red dust.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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