Wednesday , January 20 2021

NASA's InSight probe takes its first selfie on Mars

USA Space Agency, NASA, released the first "selfie" taken by the InSight probe, sent to explore the interior Mars.

InSight, who landed on the red planet on November 26, used his robot arm to take the picture of the entire ship and its surroundings.

You can see the probe's solar panels as well as the cover containing the scientific instruments, meteorological sensors and the UHF antenna.

The picture is a composition of 11 mosaics, a technique similar to that used by the Curiosity 2012, where Several separate shots are superimposed to form a complete image.

The "selfie" was taken on December 6, according to NASA.

The agency added that they had also received an additional picture of the probe's "work area", a 2×4 yard right in front of the ship. The picture is also a mosaic consisting of 52 separate images.

The next task for the team responsible for the project is to decide where in this area will start to place the instruments of Insight.

The mission will be the first to explore the "bowel" of Mars by means of instruments that allow drilling the surface to a depth that is never reached, thus measuring the seismic movements on the red planet.

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