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Mars detector insight "normal initial inspection" Surveying inside Mars still has to wait for several months

The first study of Mars inside Mars, Insight, successfully landed on Mars on November 26, EST, and sent a signal back to Earth indicating that its condition is basically good. Scientists say that the insight still takes at least several months. The preparation time can really begin to survey the inside of Mars.

After more than five hours of landing on Mars, at 20:30 on November 26th, US Eastern Time (9:30 on November 27th, Beijing time), scientists received signals from the Insights, this group The signal is forwarded through an Odyssey orbiter that orbits Mars. The signal shows that the solar panel of the Insights has successfully opened and begins to supply power to the battery. The Insights have two solar panels with a diameter of 2.2 meters. In sunny weather, about 600-700 watts of electricity can be supplied every day, which is the basic guarantee for the normal operation of the equipment. In addition, the camera on the top of the Insight's robotic arm took a photo that further showed the environment in which the Insights landed.

Elizabeth Barrett, the scientist in charge of the research team at the Insights team, said: After landing, we began to enter an assessment phase, first assessing the health of the aircraft and the equipment on board, then look at the location of our landing, thanks to MARCO ( Cube Microsatellite) Let's see the first photo, now we want to look more closely and find the right place to place our instrument to get the best results.

Scientists said that they will use the camera on the robot's arm to take pictures of the surrounding environment, and activate the weather and magnetic detectors on the insight to conduct detailed surveys of the environment around the insights to determine Where to place the measurement equipment, in the Earth's laboratory, scientists will use the replica of the insight to perform multiple simulations before the insight can begin to place the high-sensitivity seismograph on the Martian ground, then place a windshield on it. In addition, a thermometer will be probed into the interior of Mars through a drill bit. The whole process takes about two to three months. After that, it will take some time for scientists to test and calibrate the instrument of the insight. Only then can humans begin their first exploration of Mars. (CCTV reporter Wang Wei)

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