InSight lands on Mars on November 26, 2018

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On November 26, 2018, InSight probe launched on May 5 will land on Mars for a two-year nominal mission. InSight must study the internal structure of the still poorly known Red Planet. To do so, the Martian lander will use its main instrument SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structures) for which CNES has been the prime contractor. This key instrument will enable scientists to better understand the processes that shaped Mars during its early formation and evolution by measuring its seismic activity.

Two events have been scheduled for this occasion:

Another event is planned at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.

This landing can be followed live on this page as well as on social networks via live Twitter (coming soon) and via the hashtags #InSight and #SEISsurMars.

Profile of InSight entry (click here for a higher-resolution image):