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InSight

InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is a NASA Discovery Program mission that will place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior. But InSight is more than a Mars mission - it is a terrestrial planet explorer that will address one of the most fundamental issues of planetary and solar system science - understanding the processes that shaped the rocky planets of the inner solar system (including Earth) more than four billion years ago.

By using sophisticated geophysical instruments, InSight will delve deep beneath the surface of Mars, detecting the fingerprints of the processes of terrestrial planet formation, as well as measuring the planet's "vital signs": Its "pulse" (seismology), "temperature" (heat flow probe), and "reflexes" (precision tracking).

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Ingrid  Daubar
Ingrid Daubar
Geophysics & Planetary Geosciences (3223)
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Mark  Panning
Mark Panning
Geophysics & Planetary Geosciences (3223)
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Sylvain  Piqueux
Sylvain Piqueux
Planetary And Exoplanetary Atmospheres (3222)
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Julie  Castillo
Julie Castillo
Planetary Ices (3227)
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Michael A. Mischna
Michael A. Mischna
Planetary And Exoplanetary Atmospheres (3222)
Group Supervisor
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William
William "Bruce" Banerdt
InSight Principal Investigator, Principal Research Scientist
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Matthew  Golombek
Matthew Golombek
Geophysics & Planetary Geosciences (3223)
MER Project Scientist
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Suzanne  Smrekar
Suzanne Smrekar
Geophysics & Planetary Geosciences (3223)
Deputy Principal Investigator, InSight
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