Nasa probe is due to land on Mars tomorrow
A spacecraft heading for Mars will be the first to study the deep interior of the planet – if it lands safely.
Nasa’s InSight probe is scheduled to land on Martian soil at around 8am GMT tomorrow, but the thin atmosphere means there is hardly any friction to slow down the spacecraft.
Only around four in 10 missions sent to the Red Planet by any space agency have been successful. The US is the only nation whose missions have survived surface landings.
The probe is designed to send back information that will help scientists learn how rocky worlds like the Earth and the Moon formed more than 4.5billion years ago.