CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Less minutes later, NASA's InSight new spacecraft has sent a "nice and dirty" picture 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.
Marsan arrived in the nuclear space, only six kilometers away, after the night and superstitious hunger that passed through 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 thanks to Viking circuits in 1976 and for the first six years. NASA's curiosities, which arrived in 2012, continues in March.
Due to the distance between Earth and Mars, it took eight minutes to retrieve the output, six months, 300 million miles (482 million kilometers) across the journey through a couple of InSight satellite satellites.
"Flawless," said the chief engineer of JPL, Rob Manning. "Sometimes things are in your favor".
InSight, in a million million international projects, a German mechanical mole will drop 16 meters (5 meters) down to measure the heat of Mars. The Earth also has a seismometer, to measure quake, in a geologically quieter neighbor. Another experiment will calculate Mars & # 39; wobble to make the makeup of the planet's core appear.
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, history books will be explored again in 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 nuclear spaces deployed in the United States, Russia and other countries have been lost or destroyed over the years, with a 40 percent success rate, 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, who landed his first Mars as head of NASA.
The well-preserved interior of Mars, 5 million years ago, looks like Earth's appearance, according to Banerdt. While the earth is seismically active, when Mars decided to "rest in his laurels", he said.
Analyzing Mart's interior surveys and maps, scientists expect why the rocks in the solar system on our solar system were so different and why it became a shelter for Earth living.
However, there are no inSight boat detectors. NASA's next mission, the Mars 2020 coach, will be based on rocks that may prove to be an ancient lifestyle. The Mars's past is a wet and water-filled life that asks NASA to continue driving the fourth rock of the sun.
After landing InSight, two experimental satellites increased Mars. Satelite engineer Andy Klesh took a picture of the red planet, "InSight's greetings …".
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