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Mars InSight Lander has touched the dusty Planet Red after a 548 million kilometer sailing over a six-month trip through a deep space.
- InSight will be the first to study Mars internal secrets
- Spacecraft has instruments to detect planetary heat and seismic weeds
- InSight marks the mission on the 21st of March launched by the United States
The landing, which took place just before 7:00 AM for AEDT, saw the NASA spacecraft hurting the thin atmosphere of Mars at 19,795km per hour.
After slowing down friction, using supersonic parachute and backing of rockets, InSight dropped 123km through a pink atmosphere to the surface in 6.5 minutes.
I was sent back soon after landing showing a successful touch on the surface, with a transparent lens stop still in and covered with dust.
He showed the flat surface view with very few rocks – just what the scientists were hoping for.
"I'll feel you, Mars," NASA Twitter account for the posted scanner.
The first image of the InSight auditor – with the lens cap and the dust from the landing are still visible.
(Twitter: NASA JPL)
Just over an hour later, the ship ship Nano Marco B, who is responsible for monitoring Mars InSight's landing ride – the image of a farewell from Planet Coch back to Earth.
InSight's far better images on Mars's surface will arrive at hours and days to come.
In 2016, the European Schiaparelli lander, the only space space to try to land on the planet since the Curiosity Rover, crash and burn.
Landing the InSight Success makes it the first spacecraft to study Red Planet internal secrets.
It has instruments to detect planetary heat and seismic spans never measured anywhere but the Earth.
He sent Marco B to the image of a farewell from Mars back to Earth after the transfer of live communications for InSight as it landed. (Twitter: NASA JPL)
After staying in a white shoulder for confirmation to reach the space, flight managers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) were Pasadena, California, jumping from their seats and falling in screams, approvals and laugh as the news shows that the three have combined, $ US1 billion An InSight spacecraft has successfully touched.
People hung, shake hands, swap five-five high, pump their pistols, disappear their tears and canceled in the nails.
"Flawless," said JPL's main engineer, Rob Manning.
"This is what we hope and really imagine in our eyes. Sometimes things will work from your party."
"Landing on Mars is one of the hardest jobs that people have to do at a planetary examination," said InSight lead scientist, Bruce Banerdt, before Monday's success.
"It's so difficult, it's so dangerous that chance is always very uncomfortable that something could go from space."
Prior to the landing, the mission management team at JPL held a final adjustment to the InSight flight route on Sunday to navigate the spacecraft closer to its point of arrival to reach Mars.
The studio crew, launched in May of California, continued for 16 minutes for the dust to settle, literally, around its landing site, before dissolving solar panels in the form of disk as wings to empower & # 39; r ship of space.
Engineers in JPL received real-time confirmation of the arrival of the craft of data presented by a pair of small satellites launched along with InSight.
Shoe size satellites, known as MarCO-A and MarCO-B, capture a site with an InSight spacecraft on a historic mission to see the landing.
This boy's spacecraft has not flown into a deep space of so on.
JPL engineer, Brian Clement, said the team was very happy that the mission had succeeded. "MarCO-A and MarCO-B have expanded where we can take small satellites," he said.
Now landing, Mars InSight lander will use a robotic arm to set instruments on and on Mars's surface. (Supplied: AP / NASA)
The landing site is approximately 600 kilometers from the Mars Rover concept, which is the last spacecraft that was sent to the NASA Planet Red.
The InSight, 360kg less – its short name for Internal Audit Using Seismic, Geodesi and Transportation Investigations – – marking the 21th Mars launch launched in the US, dating back to the Mariner's flight of the 1960s.
@ NASAInSight tweet: I'll feel you, Mars – and soon, we'll know your heart. With this safe landing, I am here. I'm home.
Nearly two dozens of other Mars trips were sent from other nations.
InSight will spend 24 months – about one year Martian – using seismic monitoring and underground temperature readings to unlock mystery about how Mars formed and, by extension, the origin of the Earth and other rock systems of the internal solar system.
However, the spacecraft does not have to find life. This will be left to rovers in the future, such as the NAS20 Mars 2020 mission, which will eventually gather back rock to the Earth and analyze it for evidence of ancient life.
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