Mars - Antarctica Connection

NASA's InSight mission will give Mars a long-overdue 'health checkup' The InSight mission is scheduled to launch this spring.

The primary goal of the InSight mission — now scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California between May 5 and June 8 — is to give scientists a better understanding of how a once lush Mars evolved into the dusty and seemingly barren planet that we see today.InSight isn’t designed to search for life, but McMahon said understanding what’s happening beneath the Martian surface may reveal clues about whether microbes could thrive on the Red Planet. “The warmer the Martian interior, the nearer the surface liquid water could be stable — good news for finding extant life,” he said.

Mar 14, 2018

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