Mars has been the outer planet most studied by mankind. Ancient civilizations up to our own have spent centuries trying to fully understand the red planet. However, thanks to the InSight mission, sent by NASA, which will explore the interior of Mars, we could be closer and closer to knowing for certain all the characteristics of the planet. The mission will last approximately two years and will be in charge of exploring the interior of the planet in search of putting an end to the speculations of whether it is to harbor life.
Exploring the interior of Mars could tell us if it’s possible to harbor life.
The surface of the red planet has been studied for many years and evidence of certain organisms necessary for life has been found on it. In the same way, the formation of sediments and aquifers from what appear to be streams of water on Mars indicates that it is possible to harbor life on Mars.
However, NASA wants to clear up all doubts and put an end to so many years of theories with the InSight mission, which will send a robotic vehicle that will be able to drill and drill beyond the surface. This is in search of organisms, minerals and certain energy radiations that could, or could not, assure us that, indeed, Mars could, in the future, be our new home.
Is the future of humanity on the planet Mars?
Although organizations like NASA have often been criticized for investing so much money in outer planets when the entire habitat in which we live is not yet known, some scientists have known for many years that the future of humanity is not in the depths of the ocean, for example. It’s out there, and Mars seems like an ideal place.
However, NASA exists that it takes about 10 years to be able to corroborate, at last, whether or not Mars has had life in the past and what happened to it. Despite the many theories that have revolved around this issue, we may be close to the end of a page that has moved the world for many years.