InSight showed itself in a new selfie on Mars

NASA's In Sight Sends Back First Selfie On Mars

In typical millennial fashion, the first thing NASA's new Mars Lander has done after arriving on Mars is to stop off for a selfie.

'The solar panels on the lander's sides are ideal acoustic receivers, ' Prof Pike said.

For photos of the machine visible to the scientific instruments, the rod of weather sensors and antenna, UHF, reported on the official website of NASA.

This isn't your typical selfie; it's really a mosaic of 11 images from the camera on the lander's robotic arm. We've also seen an image of the spacecraft readying its robotic arm.

JPL manages InSight for NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

NASA's Mars InSight lander has been getting to known for its new home at Elysium Planitia and preparing for what it will be doing there. The lavender-coloured areas show the best spots for the lander to place its seismometer: the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS). The hollow where the spacecraft now sits is a depression made by a meteor impact that filled with sand later. The seismometer and heat-flow probe need a level surface without rocks underneath them.

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"The near-absence of rocks, hills and holes means it'll be extremely safe for our instruments", InSight Principal Investigator Bruce Banerdt, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in the same statement.

"This might seem like a pretty plain piece of ground if it weren't on Mars, but we're glad to see that", Banerdt added.

The InSight lander used the arm to snapped a series of pictures that NASA turned into a stunning mosaic released this week.

In the coming weeks, the mission team will go through the painstaking process of deciding where in this workspace the spacecraft's instruments should be placed.

NASA has also announced that the mission team has received the first look at the full workspace in front of InSight where it will eventually place its instruments. Both work best on a flat surface, and the engineers want to avoid installing them on the rocks.

Earlier it was reported that NASA showed a picture with a hand probe, the InSight, which reaches a length of almost two meters.



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