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Love that reaction from Nassar's Jet Propulsion Laboratory the Mars mission streaked into the planet's atmosphere at twelve thousand miles per hour. Slowed by retro rockets and giant parachute that helped it's seventy seven mile descent to the ground. So what makes this project different from other missions to Mars 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 as 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, though, we have monitors on the move. But besides the ones on the moon. We've never sent them to another planet so invite will deploy a series of size monitors but are meant to measure any kind of Mars quakes, which will help us. Learn about the. Interior structure of Mars, which is very important for understanding. How Mars works and also insight. We'll be playing what they're calling a mole. Which is this little keep probe that is going to drill itself down hopefully to about five meters. And there 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. And a lot of implications for understanding why March. Field anymore. How Mars evolved over time? And so there's a lot of really important questions about planetary structure. The insight is poised to answer. 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 answer the different spacecraft that we spend tomorrow the Rover Landers orbiters that we have there now all are capable. They have you know, through the instruments at our have done incredible science at the same time. If you talk to fill geologists, I'll tell you that 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 a little bit on the scientific questions that you're asking Dr Sarah. Hearst assistant 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. Komo afternoon. News on KOMO news. Mexico has a new president. These are your world headlines from ABC news Andres Manuel Lopez Oberdorf has been sworn in as the first leftist president in Mexico in over seventy years in a ceremony attended by vice President Mike Pence, the new leader pledged, a peaceful and orderly transition, but one that is deep and radical Tehran conducted a test that violates a UN resolution on the international nuclear agreements, the US secretary of state warned on Saturday. Mike Pompeo condemned what he described as Ron testing of a medium range ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads as a violation of the international agreement. On Tehran's nuclear program and Canada's said, it will send a delegation to Cuba to assess its presence there after another diplomat was diagnosed with a mystery brain injury. I'm Jennifer Eccleston at the ABC news foreign desk in London..

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