NASA’s InSight lander snaps first selfie from Mars


No individual is immune from the urge to take a selfie whereas they journey. Not even a spacecraft visiting Mars.

Earlier this week, NASA shared an incredible picture of the InSight Lander, which touched down on Mars final month.

The selfie was captured utilizing a digicam on the lander’s robotic arm, then created a mosaic with 11 pictures.

Viewers can spot InSight’s photo voltaic panel in addition to its total deck which incorporates quite a lot of science devices, said NASA

Staff members overseeing the mission additionally obtained their first pictures of InSight’s workspace, consisting of a 14-by-7-foot space of terrain in entrance of the vessel.

“The near-absence of rocks, hills and holes means it will be extraordinarily protected for our devices,” stated Bruce Banerdt of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in an announcement.

Over the following a number of weeks, crew members will work by means of the place to position devices resembling a seismometer, used to detect motion on Mars’ floor.

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Observe Brett Molina on Twitter: @brettmolina23.

This text initially appeared on USA TODAY: NASA’s InSight lander snaps first selfie from Mars

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