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The space agency has launched multiple missions, capable of measuring the seismic activity of Mars ,
Amid ambitious plans to make one day colonize Mars and even make its atmosphere compatible with human life planet's structure first. A new upcoming NASA Mars lander called InSight wants to be equipped to study "marsquakes," reports Space.com online media platform. Humans on Mars Within 20 Years ̵
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Bruce Banerdt, from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, compares the lander craft's mission to a CT scan of the planet, claiming it does not justify the study of the planet's current structure, but also understand how that structure formed. Normally, these measurements require three devices to triangulate the source of the waves, but they may require some time. The lander will function for approximately two Earth years after its planned landing in November 2018.
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A similar mission was launched in the late 1970s, but the equipment for studying seismic activity what poorly prepared to do so on mars and its results were mostly useless. Banerdt has called it "a handicapped experiment."