NASA has released an amazing new images of Mars after InSight spacecraft finally lifted the lid with a & # 39; a lens with his camera and began snapping the purest image of the surface of the Red Planet yet.
Space Agency together a series of pictures with higher resolution rocky Martian surface.
As could be seen in the filming of two small chips that bore the names of more than 2 million people on the planet.
The lander soon begins to photograph the surface directly in front of him, to give scientists an idea of where to start drilling.
"We are on Mars, you guys," Twitter INSIGHT, located today. "You honor the Martians."
Exciting quality newest insider images & # 39 is a huge improvement over its first images that were obscured by dust and protective covers.
Benerdy Bruce, principal investigator for the mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Nath, said: "Today we can see the first glimpse of our workspace.
"Early next week we will be rendering him in the finer details and creating a complete mosaic."
Robotic hand craft reaches a length of almost six feet tall and will be used to move the scientific tools around.
The first images from the & # 39 appeared after the scientists expected in white fist obscurity during risky "seven minutes of terror" landing probe on Mars.
Exploring and mapping of the interior of Mars, scientists hope to find out why the rocky planets in our solar system were so different and why the Earth has become a haven for life.
Traveling 301 million miles (548 million km) from Earth, almost seven months robot diving dramatically over mortise he reached the Red Planet at 7.50pm on Monday.
NASA mission control in California erupted with joy after InSight arrived safely.
The last seven minutes were particularly tense as the ship moved the thin Martian atmosphere, which provides less friction to slow down.
Project manager Tom Hoffman said spacecraft landed near the apple, but NASA did not yet have the final calculations.
He said that it was difficult to distinguish from the first photo, there are slopes nearby, but it turned out that he got a flat, smooth, "parking", he hoped.
Because of the distance between Earth and Mars, it took eight minutes for the confirmation to come, to relay a couple of small satellites, which have been trailing InSight.
Two satellites is transmitted not only good news in almost real time, they are also sent back to the first picture in the INSIGHT Mars just four minutes after landing.
The picture was speckled with mud, as the dust cover still on the lander's camera, and around the area of the spacecraft looked smooth and sandy with only one large rock visible – it was pretty much what the scientists had hoped.
Best photos are expected in the coming days, after the dust covers off.
Rob Manning, chief engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA, welcomed the successful landing as "impeccable. This is what we really hoped and present in the eyes of our mind. Sometimes this works in your favor. "
It was NASA – really, humanity – the eighth successful landing on Mars in 1976 Viking probes, and the first six years.
NASA Curiosity rover, which arrived in 2012, are still on the move on Mars.
Administrator Jim Bridenstin, to preside over his first landing on the Red Planet in a space agency boss, said: "What an amazing day for our country."
Seven hours after landing, the agency reported that the vital INSIGHT solar panels were open and recharging its battery.
Over the next few "sol" or Martian days, 24 hours, 39 minutes, dispatchers will also assess the state of health of all the important INSIGHT manipulator and its scientific instruments.
Three UK made seismometer instruments on board the spacecraft, part of the UK Space Agency efforts to £ 4 million to measure «marsquakes» on the planet.
Sue Horne, Head of Space Exploration at the UK Space Agency, said: "This is excellent news that the InSight spacecraft successfully landed on Mars.
"Scientists and engineers involved in the mission of Great Britain made a few years of their lives to build a seismometer on board and descend always an anxious time.
"We are now able to look forward to the deployment tools and data, will come in the new year to improve our understanding of how planets form."
The robot will be the first probe, which will focus exclusively on the domestic understanding of Mars, the right of the core to the crust.
The second tool will dig five meters into the earth Mars, measuring the temperature of the planet, and the third experiment will determine how Mars wobbles on its axis.
77-mile INSIGHT slow descent to the surface of atmospheric friction, giant parachute and retro rockets. When he finally landed 6-1 / 2 minutes later, he traveled to total 5 miles per hour (8 km / h).
Stationary probe, launched from California in May and then paused for 16 minutes for the dust to settle around the landing site before its disk-shaped solar panels unfold to provide power.
Placing the square Elisa north of the equator has been described as an ideal location for the flat surface, rockless.
It is roughtly 373 miles (600 km) from the 2012 landing place in the car-sized Mars rover Curiosity, the last spacecraft sent to Mars by NASA.
The smaller, 880 pounds (360 kg) InSight – its name from & # 39 is an acronym for internal Exploration using seismic studies, surveying and heat – note 21 US Martian study launched, including Seaman fly missions of the 1960s. Nearly two dozen other missions to Mars have been sent from other countries.
This two year £ 633million mission aims to shine light on the Red planet was formed and its deep structure, by displaying its core, mantle and crust.
To achieve this purpose, the sensor is equipped with powerful sensors and equipment to assist in the collection of data.
There is a solar panel the size of a ping-pong table, a five-foot robotic arm with a tenacious fingers.
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Insight also has thermometer called "Mole", which will bury 16ft down below the surface of Mars underground take temperature readings.
The lander is also equipped with wind and heat sensors that help control thermal and wind shields – to protect against damage.
Only 40 percent of the missions on the planet failed, and they were all under US leadership.
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