NASA gets ready to launch the first lander to investigate Mars’ insides

The InSight probe should be in position to sense seismic activity by early 2019

an illustration of the Mars lander InSight

LYING IN WAIT  The next Mars lander, InSight (illustrated), is due to launch on May 5, and will listen for seismic waves rippling through the Red Planet.

JPL-Caltech/NASA

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