InSight auditor, who arrived on Mars last month, successfully utilized the Martian surface Hyersensitive seismometer of French manufacturing, a key tool to continue with a scientific mission, which NASA announced on Thursday.
This device, which is worth tens of millions of euros and designed by the CNES French agency, serves listen to the vibrations within the red planet and find out more about the history of its formation.
"Use the seismometer As important as landing InSight on Mars"said the scientist responsible for the NASA mission, Bruce Banerdt.
"This is the most priority tool of InSight: we need to achieve, at least, three quarters of scientific objectives," he added.
The seismometer deposit search engine with a robotic arm, approximately 1,64 meters from front, according to US space agency.
"After a long day, I've done: I have installed my seismometer on the surface of Mars! With SIX, I will be able to hear vibrations and help to reveal the Mars heart", he published the auditor's Twitter account.
The tool, of the name SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Internal Structure, a seismic experiment for internal structure) you will hear the smallest vibrations of the ground, which are caused mainly by meteor shock waves and earthquakes.
These waves make it possible to draw a first three-dimensional map inside Mars, which is allows to understand the formation, billions of years ago, better than what is called "red planet".
"Getting this seismometer on the ground like having a stick near your ear," said French geophysicist Philippe Lognonné, researcher at the Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris and a father of this precious instrument.
The InSight auditor, who has been valued at 993 million dollars, He arrived on Mars on November 26.