It is a success, the US probe Insight has achieved her goal: she landed after her almost seven-month flight to Mars. “Landing confirmed!”, said the US space Agency, from your control center, in Pasadena California. Ahead of an extremely complicated maneuver of six and a half minutes in length, up to the landing in the plain of Elysium Planitia just North the Martian Equator was gone: The gentle Touchdown on Mars is one of the most difficult endeavor of space travel.

At the landing, the probe would have to slow down your speed within six minutes of 19,800 kilometers per hour to Zero. After the Penetration in the atmosphere, a parachute Insight, slowed down more before the country’s engines left the probe on its three legs set up. Now the geological robot can begin its work. In may, the probe was launched to nearly 485 million kilometers long journey.

red Planet Of Mars

red Planet – the Mars called. This nickname comes from the large amounts of iron oxide, i.e. rust, on its surface. Because of its red gleam the Romans named the neighboring planet of the earth once after their God of war.

Today, we know that it has a diameter of 6.794 km. This is about half the diameter of the earth diameter. The force of gravity is only one-third as large as the earth, but the days of last 37 minutes longer. A Mars year, according to corresponds to 669 days, what is earth-687 days.

the conditions on the planet are significantly different from here. Its atmosphere consists of about 95 percent carbon dioxide on earth it is 0.04 per cent, but only to about 0.13 percent oxygen. Here are about 21 percent. The average temperature is minus 55 degrees Celsius, it means: It’s time a pleasant 27 degrees Celsius on the Red planet – or-minus 133.

the Latter is partly due to the relatively large average distance to the sun. With 228 million kilometers, Mars is 1.5-times as far from the Central star of our solar system as the earth. the

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