NASA’s newly arrived Mars lander has been spotted by one its orbiting cousins.
After painstakingly swiveling the camera mounted on its robotic arm for a week, NASA’s InSight spacecraft, which landed last month on Mars, has completed its first photographic survey—of the sand-filled crater surrounding it and of itself, NASA announced today.
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After an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile (458 million km) journey from Earth, NASA’s InSight lander successfully touched down Monday, November 26, 2018, near Mars’ equator on the western side of a flat, smooth expanse of lava called Elysium Planitia, with a signal affirming a completed landing sequence at approximately 3 p.m. EST (12 p.m. PST, 8 p.m. GMT). The landing signal was relayed via one of NASA’s two small experimental Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats.
NASA’s Mars InSight probe has landed at what appears to be a beautifully boring location – a fortunate outcome that should expedite the mission’s primary aim of exploring the planet’s interior with seismic and other sensors, scientists said on Monday.
The Nov. 26 live satellite interviews with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine (NASA TV media channel, 6-10 a.m. EST) will have one-way audio only. Users will only be able to hear the administrator’s responses, not the interviewers’ questions.
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InSight will tell us about the planet’s interior, but it’s got to stick the landing first.
Two CubeSats will send data back to Earth of the lander’s fate as they pass the Red Planet