Mars Rovers Landers, Dr Sarah, Hurst Assistant Professor discussed on Own It
I 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 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 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. So we have monitors on the moon, but the the ones on the moon, we've never something to another planet. And so in will deploy a series of seismometers, 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 work and also insight? We'll be the plane what they're calling a mole which is this little keep probe that is going to drill itself down hopefully about five meters. And there the heat flow that's coming out of the interior of Mars, which will also help us understand is Mars. You know, completely solid at the point of the liquid layer like earth does not have a lot of implications for understanding. Field anymore. How Margaret vault over time. And then so there's a lot of really important questions about predatory structure. The invite 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 answer the the different spacecraft that we spend to Mars Rovers Landers orbiters that we have there now all are capable. They have, you know, see the art instrument and our have done incredible science at the same time. If you talked to feel geologists sell tell, 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 a little bit on the scientific questions that you're asking. Dr Sarah, Hurst assistant professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences at Johns Hopkins University couldn't join us today on the KOMO Newsline. Sarah, thank you so much for your time and your insight KOMO afternoon. News on KOMO.