Dr Sarah, Mars Rovers Landers, Johns Hopkins University discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
By retro rockets and giant parachute that helped it seventy seven mile descent to the ground. So what makes this project different from other missions? Tomorrow's for the answer to that. And other questions we say Hello to Dr Sarah, Hurst assistant professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences at Johns Hopkins University, Sarah, thanks for your time. Today. Tell us what does make this different from other Mars missions. This is the first time that we have sent five monitors to another planet at. So we have monitors on the move. But the ones on the moon, we've never something to another planet. So invite will deploy a series of monitors, but are meant to measure any kind of Mars quake, which will help us. Learn about the interior structure of Mars, which is very important for understanding. How Mars work and also insight? We'll be the plane what they're calling a mole which is this little probe that is going to drill it down hopefully about five meters. And will measure the flow that's coming out of the interior of Mars, which will also help us understand is Mars. You know, completely solid at this point of the liquid layer like earth does not have what implications for understanding. Why? Anymore? How Margaret ball over time. And so there's a lot of really important questions about planetary structure. The insight is poised to answer. Oh, I want to ask you a big picture question. When it when it comes to Mars with Rovers like inside and its predecessors. Do we actually need a manned mission to Mars in the future to learn what we need to learn about the red planet the question that people ask a lot. And I think it's a little bit challenging to enter the the different spacecraft that we spend to Mars Rovers Landers orbiters that we have there. Now, all are very very capable. They have you know, state of the art instrument and have done incredible science at the same time. If you talked to feel geologist, so I'll tell you that, you know, the amount of geology that one of our Rovers can do over, you know, ten year mission is something that a human could do much more quickly. If they were actually on the surface of Mars, and so it depends on what a bit on the scientific questions that you're asking Dr Sarah, Hurst assistant. And professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences at Johns Hopkins University good enough to join us today on the KOMO Newsline. Sarah, thank you so much for your time and your insight. Thank you new claims from China that the world's first genetically edited babies have been born this kind of gene surgery is banned in a lot of countries. But the scientists behind the procedure says it was intended to protect the infants from future HIV infection and astonishing and dubious claim a scientists in China saying he created the world's first genetically engineered babies the team of geneticists and fertility specialists announcing the so called breakthrough on YouTube. According to those researchers they use a controversial, gene editing technology to manipulate the twins data, the purpose, not to cure or prevent an inherited disease, but something else entirely supposedly giving these twin girls the ability to resist HIV infection, that's ABC's aerial Reshef. Well, a journey that started in the way. National forest in Oregon is coming to an end in Washington DC where an eighty foot tall noble for will serve as the US capitals Christmas tree this year. Mickey Swanson with US for his services, the tree made quite a few stops along the way over the last three weeks..