NASA's InSight is hosting a & # 39; first selfie


NASA is not an onSight on camera that plays camera. The spacecraft
used a camera on his attack arm to use his first selfie – scrapbook
11 images. This is the only imaging process used by NASA of depression
a mission, in which many pictures are displayed. go over and beyond
together. It is easy to see in the sun-panel selfie on the surface and everyone
deck, including science devices.

Mission team members also have their first achievement
show "InSight" workplace – about 14 (7-foot (4-to-2-meter)
a row of the ground just facing a spaceboat. This image is also
trout made of 52 separate drawings.

In the coming weeks, scientists and engineers will be able to
through the difficult process of deciding where this workplace is
spacecraft instruments should be added. Then they give them InSight commands
army to position the seismometer (known as the Experimental Seismic) carefully
Within Structure, or SEE)
and a heat-flow probe (known as the Flower Heat Poultry and Physical Features, no)
in the places chosen. Both work best on ground level, and engineers want
They stand on rocks greater than about half an inch (1.3 cm).

"The nearby rocks, hills and holes mean
it will be very safe for our instruments, "said InSight Principal
Investigator Bruce Banerdt of Laboratory Jet Propulsion NASA in Pasadena,
California. "This may be a very simple piece of land if it was not
on Mars, but we're happy to see that. "

The InSight invasion team opens an area alone
in Elysium Planitia which is quite free from rocks. Despite that, where he was
out better than they hoped. The spacecraft will sit in what it looks like
be "empty" that is largely due to meteor-created density cliffs
The influence that came in with sand later. That should make it easier for one of them
InSight Instruments, the heat flow probe, to go down to the 16ft goal
(5 meters) below the surface.

About InSight

JPL has an InSight guide for NASA
Department of Science Mission. InSight is part of the NASA Discovery Program,
led by the organization's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
The InSight spacecraft was built by Lockheed Martin Space in Denver
seafood and onshore, and supporting transport-space businesses for the purpose.

A number of European partners,
including National National Center of National Sciences (CNES) and the Germans
Aerospace Center (DLR), which supports the InSight mission. CNES and Institut
of Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) to provide the Seismic Experiment for
Instrument within the structure (SEIS), with important contributions from
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany, Switzerland
Institute of Technology (ETH) in Switzerland, Imperial College of London and
Oxford University in the United Kingdom, and JPL. DLR gave the water to heat
and Physical Features Package (HP3) instrument, with many
Contributions from the Polish Academy Spatial Research Center (CBK)
Sciences and Astronika in Poland. Astrobiology Center (CAB) of Spain
the provision of wind turbines.

Press release

Andy Good
Laboratory Jet Propulsion, Pasadena, Calif.
[email protected]


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