InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to give the Red Planet its first thorough checkup since it formed 4.5 billion years ago.
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Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe
Understand the formation, geological diversity, and dynamics of the Earth, the Moon, and other rocky bodies in our solar system.
Understand how stellar processes change clouds of gas and dust into stars and planets, including the Earth, and how life emerged here and perhaps elsewhere.