May 2, 2018

NASA sending robotic geologist to Mars to dig super deep

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is sending a robotic geologist to Mars that will dig deeper than ever before.

The Mars InSight spacecraft is set to launch this weekend from California.

The lander has a slender probe designed to burrow nearly 16 feet into the Martian soil. That’s for taking the planet’s temperature. To take the planet’s pulse, a quake-measuring seismometer will operate directly on the Martian surface.

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