Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:52 a.m.
Last Updated Tuesday, November 27, 2007 10:53 AM EST
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After a minute of touch MarsNASA's InSight nuclear has sent a "nice and dirty photo" of its new albums. However, the powder-speckled image was the work of scientists.
The pictures clearly saw the smooth and sandy spacecraft around.
"I'm very pleased because it's a safe and boring place," said Tom Hoffman's coach after Monday's touch. "That's exactly what we were doing."
A better image came a few hours later and more forecasts are expected, dusty after landing cameras.
The spacecraft arrived Mars Only six minutes after the suspect and the supersonic by red skies.
"Touchdown confirmed!" The flight controller called the name was called before 3 hours. EST, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (California), organized the retirement of knights retirement at the Laboratory Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. In space, more than 100 million kilometers of space (160 million kilometers) would be reached.
NASA's eighth landing was a success Mars Viking probes in 1976 and the first six years. NASA's trivia, which arrived in 2012, is still progressing Mars.
Due to the distance between the Earth and its surroundings MarsHe spent eight minutes to retrieve the exit for a short six month, 300 million kilometer (482 million kilometers) journey through the InSight end of a few small satellites.
"Flawless," said the chief engineer of JPL, Rob Manning. "Sometimes things are in your favor".
InSight, one million million international projects, will measure a German mechanical mole down 16 meters (5 meters) high MarsInner heat. The Earth also has a seismometer, to measure quake, in a geologically quieter neighbor. An experiment will be calculated MarsWobble to show the stick that makes up the core of the planet.
At the end of the month, NASA opened the living spacecraft of the spacecraft and charged the batteries.
Next "sols" or Martian 24 hours a day, 39 1/2 minutes – the controller of InSight flight control will evaluate the importance of robot arm and all its science tools. It's been a few months before the consolidation and consolidation of the instruments, and according to Bruce Banerdt scientist, he does not expect the stream of experimental data until next spring.
Banerdt named InSight's first skin image, though the first part of science was "nice and dirty." The image would be cleaned and the black lines disappear. This photo comes from an underground camera. On Monday, NASA received a bigger camera showing a refuge and landscaping.
InSight is a stable, stable, 800-kilogram (360 kilogram) stack for the next two years.
"In the coming months and years, the history books will be rewritten about the interior Mars"Said JPL director Michael Watkins.
NASA made its old and fair view of this time when paragliders and braking engines set off InSight speed at 12.3 mph (19,800 km / h) when it crossed the Martian atmosphere, with 114 km (77 km) and 5 mph (8 km / h) touchdown at. It was risky to burn or bounce in the atmosphere in space.
Many MarsNuclear space in the United States, Russia and other countries have been lost or destroyed for many years, a success rate of 40 percent, not counting InSight.
The three-legged InSight Elysium Planitia was located on the west, NASA invented the plain.
Museums, planets and libraries of the United States, for audiences, to see events that are open in JPL. NASA television coverage also appeared on the big screen in Times Square in New York, when people covered umbrellas in the rain.
"What a wonderful day in our country," said Jim Bridenstine, its CEO Mars Get out of NASA as chief.
Mars"The well-preserved interior offers a picture of the Earth that comes from the emergence of the Earth from its origins 5 million years ago, while the earth is seismically active, Mars "He decided to rest his laurels" after he was created, he said.
For internal analysis and mapping MarsScientists expect the rocky planet of our solar system to be so different and why it became a shelter for Earth living.
However, there are no inSight boat detectors. NASA's next mission, Mars 2020 vehicles can prove old life for the rocks. Ask yourself if life exists MarsThe wet and dense past that NASA once again takes to the fourth rains of the sun.
After landing InSight, two experimental satellites expanded to the past MarsThey did the job. Satelite engineer, Andy Klesh, took the final picture of the red planet "InSight Greetings". Mars. "