On November 26, NASA's InSight mission announced the spacecraft affected in a 81 kilometer long (130 kilometer long) landing plot on Mars. Now, the team has determined InSights's exact location using HiRISE images, a powerful camera aboard another NASA spacecraft, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
InSight Lander, the heat shield and parachute was discovered by HiRISE (who stands for High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) in a set of pictures last week, December 6th and again Tuesday, December 11th. Lander, heat shield and parachute are within 1000 meters (several hundred meters) of each other on Elysium Planitia, the flat lava plain selected as InSights landing site.
This is not the first time HiRISE has photographed a Mars landing. InSight is based mainly on 2008's Phoenix spacecraft, as the camera aboard the MRO caught on Mars surface as well as falling on its parachute. While the HiRISE team at the University of Arizona also tried to take a picture of InSight while landing, MRO was much less appropriate and could not take a good picture.
InSight Mars Lander takes his first selfie