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InSight—the newest geologist on Mars

28 November 2018

InSight selfie from Mars—NASA/JPL image

NASA’s InSight spacecraft (a robotic geologist) has completed its seven-month journey to Mars. Cruise distance was 301,223,981 miles (484,773,006 km) at a top speed of 6,200 mph (10,000 kph).

Read about the mission details and methods here as well as the two newest methods to explore the geology of Mars—spoiler alert: it goes beneath the surface to investigate how Mars ticks, not how it ticked in the bygone eons. This is heady potential for geologists!

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