This is the first InSight lander’s photo from Mars

Nov 27, 2018

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This is the first InSight lander’s photo from Mars

Nov 27, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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On 26 November, NASA’s InSight lander arrived successfully on Mars. It landed, opened its solar panels to recharge the batteries – and sent in the first “selfie” back to Earth. This is the first image taken by InSight, one of many more to come.

InSight was launched on 5 May 2018, and it has landed on Mars only hours ago. It’s designed to explore the Red Planet in depth, for the first time since it was formed 4.5 billion years ago. NASA explains that this is “the first outer space robotic explorer to study in-depth the ‘inner space’ of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core.” Pretty impressive, isn’t it?

Thanks to InSight’s studying of Mars’ interior structure, the scientists will be able to answers key questions about the early formation of rocky planets and exoplanets in our inner solar system, including Mercury, Venus, Earth, and of course, Mars.

InSight will bring new and important findings to the scientist and to humanity in general. And to space geeks, I’m sure it will bring plenty more exciting images from the Red Planet. If you’d like to follow the news about InSight, you can do it on NASA’s website and on Twitter.

[via Engadget; image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech]

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9 responses to “This is the first InSight lander’s photo from Mars”

  1. Matúš Puskajler Avatar
    Matúš Puskajler

    actually that is the second InSight photo….

    1. Sebastiaan Bras Avatar
      Sebastiaan Bras

      Matúš Puskajler the one with ET on it has been removed ?

  2. Henry Rodgers Avatar
    Henry Rodgers

    Why is the horizon not curved? Fake news, #flatmars

    1. Phillip C Reed Avatar
      Phillip C Reed

      Really?

    2. Henry Rodgers Avatar
      Henry Rodgers

      #sarcasm

  3. Alexander Galvis Quintero Avatar
    Alexander Galvis Quintero

    That’s impressive, with no discussion… But is inevitable for me to think that they are “Conquerors of the useless”… Possibly Obama thought the same …

    1. Phillip C Reed Avatar
      Phillip C Reed

      Knowledge is never useless.

    2. Alexander Galvis Quintero Avatar
      Alexander Galvis Quintero

      Phillip C Reed Yes, that’s a big true! … But considering the amount of public money invested in these things, it should be reconsidered and prioritized differently. There is not much logical sense in wanting to know things from another planet when there is so much to do here…
      Don’t misunderstan me… I love science and I admire the people who have made this possible, I just think that money could be better used, looking for knowledge in things that are more useful to enhance our life on this planet. To make such a great effort to looking for water on Mars while here we pollute it, or to looking for life on Mars while here we neglect it, it doesn’t sound logical to me. But it’s just an opinion.

  4. Phillip C Reed Avatar
    Phillip C Reed

    We invite you to stop using your computer then, since it was created from technologies originally developed for the NASA moon program.