A brand-new batch of Mars photographs has simply come via from the InSight lander, NASA introduced yesterday.
This newest assortment of photos from the spacecraft’s touchdown web site at Elysium Planitia includes 17 novel snapshots and was acquired by mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, on December 4 — or sol eight of the InSight Mars mission.
The brand new photographs supply a extra detailed have a look at the lander’s environment, whereas additionally displaying a clearer view of the InSight scientific devices, presently resting on the probe’s deck.
After lately beaming again a selfie of its robotic arm raised in triumph, because the Inquisitr reported on Wednesday, the InSight Mars lander has snapped one other picture of its 6-feet-long appendage. This robotic arm will quickly turn out to be useful when it’s lastly time for the spacecraft to deploy its SEIS seismometer and HP3 warmth stream probe — “the one devices ever to be robotically positioned on the floor of one other planet,” notes NASA.