InSight probe lands successfully on Mars and sends its first photo


This is the eighth time that NASA arrives on Mars, this time with a mission to study the red planet.

After several minutes of suspense we have that NASA has confirmed that the InSight probe managed to land successfully on the surface of Mars and even sent its first photograph from the red planet.

The incident occurred at 19:53 GMT after seven years of work and almost seven months of travel in space, where the most complicated were the "seven minutes of terror" of the process of InSight entry to the planet, especially its descent and "amartizaje" since the unforeseen conditions could have ruined the mission.

Fortunately everything turned out as planned, highlighting the parachute activation and the use of retrofits for speed reduction from 19,800 km / h to 8 km / h.

All these moments of tension were transmitted live and the successful conclusion was greatly celebrated from the Control Center of NASA's Propulsion to Reaction Laboratory in Pasadena, California, from where they bragged about the first photo sent by the InSight probe that can see below:

InSight probe

As discussed earlier, this 993 million dollar probe will explore and study the surface of Mars in order to learn important information about how the planet formed 4.5 billion years ago and how it evolved throughout history. For this the device has sensors and instruments to analyze various elements, including seismic vibrations and the emission of temperature from the ground.

They can follow the actions of the InSight probe since your NASAInSight account on Twitter.


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