Since landing on Mars last November, the NASA InSight spacecraft has been settling and taking pictures. Now the landing module he has used his robotic arm to take selfie.
This is not a typical selfie, like yours. Actually, a mosaic of 11 images of camera on the robotic brake of the tanner.
If that sounds familiar to you, this is the type ship. rover Curiosity have used the same overlapping image process to create selfie, and other images that come together in a later process.
Pictured, the solar panel used by InSight, and the platform loaded with instruments, are displayed in the full screen.
The lander has also been taking photos of a new home. You have sent 52 pictures of the area 4.2 m by 2.1 m right before the spacecraft.
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This "workplace" will be analyzed by mission scientists so that InSight knows where to put the instruments on the Martian surface. The level of seismometer and heat levels needs heat flow, without rock.
And the flat and stable face of the scientists expected to turn out to be exactly that. InSight led a free hole, which can be a sand filled meteorite effect area. That will, in short, make things easier for the heat flux heat, once you have managed to drill 4.8m below the surface.
"The absence of the rocks, the hills and the holes means that it will be very safe for our instruments"researcher InSight's head teacher, Bruce Banerdt, from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "This could seem quite simple land if it was not on Mars, but we're glad to see that."