November 27, 2018
After landing on the Red Planet, the NASA device captured an unclear image. Today, he fascinated with a new capture that began to unravel the Martian identity.
The US insight was able to reach Mars on Monday and sent the first images of the Red Planet.
The "landing" occurred after seven years of work at NASA and seven months after the spacecraft's voyage through space. Exactly, it was 11:52:59 in California (19:52:59 GMT), where the control center of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is located in Pasadena. It was a minute earlier than planned.
"We landed successfully on Mars for the eighth time in the history of mankind""said Jim Bridenstine, a NASA manager. "InSight will study the interior of Mars and teach us valuable science as we prepare to send astronauts to the Moon and then to Mars.", he added.
Insight sent the first images of Mars a few minutes after reaching the Red Planet. But it was not until it was established that he managed to show the first clear picture. Through their networks, the space agency shared the catch and added: "There is a quiet beauty here. I look forward to exploring my new home"
This is the first time a ground device has come into contact with Martian soil since 2012. So, NASA's Curiosity vehicle did this, the only currently active on the red surface.
Elizabeth Barrett, chief operating officer of instruments, said it will take two to three months to put all Insight instruments on the surface and another pair to start receiving the information.
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The objective of the mission is to construct a three-dimensional map of the planet Mars, so that "We can understand the interior of Mars, just as we come to know the exterior""said lead researcher Bruce Banerdt.