Los Angeles: NASA's man-made Martin Earthquake sensor, Insight, has landed slightly on the Red Planet and experts expect the spacecraft to function as planned, according to the US. Space Agency said on Friday.
To better understand how the Earth's neighbor planet was formed, the $ 993 million lender reached on its target on Monday, which was the Lava Plane named Alicia Planita.
"The vehicle sits slightly tilt [about 4 degrees] A shallow dust and sand-filled impact crater called & # 39; Hollow & # 39; Is known as, "NASA said in a statement.
Insight was engineered to work on the trending surface up to 15 degrees.
Therefore, experts hope that their two main tools – earthquake sensor and self-hammering mall – will measure the heat down the surface – will work according to the plan.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Insight Project Manager Tom Hoffman says, "We can not be happier."
"There is no landing pad or runway on Mars, so coming downstream without a large sandbox without any large sandbox should be easy to deploy the instrument and provide a nice place to start our mall correctly."
The first pictures of the lender show only a few rocks in the nearby area, better news than touching the right near the rocky area will make solar arrays and clothing difficult.
Better images are expected in the next few days when Insight covers dust on its two cameras.
"We are waiting for high-definition pictures to confirm this initial evaluation," said Bruce Bendett, chief researcher at NASA's Insight.
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