NASA's InSight airline finally eliminated the lens cover of its cameras, allowing the robotic explorer to take still clearer pictures of his new home. The space agency shared a series of high-resolution photos captured this week, including a view of the two small chips that led to the names of more than 2 million people on the red planet. InSight will soon begin to hear land images directly in front of her, so the team can select the best location to go down. Scroll to the video
NASA's InSight aircraft finally eliminated the lens cover of its cameras, allowing the robotic explorer to still take the lighter pictures of his new home. The space agency shared a series of high resolution photos captured this week, including a view of the two small chips that took names of more than 2 million people on the red planet "We're ON MARS, you guys", Twitter of InSight account published today. "You are all honorary Martian." The latest images are far from their first snapshots, which were dark for dust and protective covers. Now, the provider is showing that he is ready to start working. "Today we can see the first looks of our work space," said Bruce Benerdy, the chief investigator of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab mission. At the beginning of next week, let's imagine it more accurately and create a complete mosaic. The robotic arm can extend almost 6 feet in length, and will soon be used to carry the science instruments out of the platform and place them on the ground.
InSight is loading two chips that contain the names of more than 2 million people (on the left). "We are in MARS, you guys", the Twitter account of InSight published today. "You are all honorary Martians." The shipper also cut a new image of his robotic arm, this time showing a much clearer view. This process will take two to three months. The other InSight camera, which is underneath the platform, will also be used to take pictures of your workspace, but the instrument's Outboard camera has gotten a bit of dust somewhere in the path. "We had a protective layer in the camera of the outline of the instrument, but in some way the dust still managed to reach the lens," said Tom Hoffman, InSight's project director. Although this is unfortunate, it will not affect the role of the camera, which is to take the images of the zone in front of the zone in front of the landing where our instruments will eventually be placed. "So far, InSight has been operating with the utmost care; the team is scheduled to stop what you are doing and ask for help if you find something unexpected.
The robotic arm can stretch about 6 feet in length and will soon be used to carry the science instruments out of the platform and place them on the ground. You will see a partial view of the THIRD INSTRUMENT INSIGHT platform
The landing that could reveal the way the Earth was formed: InSight will land for the Mars landing on November 26. Three key instruments will allow the InSight aircraft to "take the pulse" of the red planet: Seismometer: the InSight aircraft takes a seismometer, SEIS, which hears the pulse of Mars. The seismometer records the waves that cross the inner structure of a planet. Studying seismic waves tells us what could be the waves. On Mars, scientists suspect that the culprits may be marsupials or meteorites that hit the surface. Heat probe: the InSight thermal flux probe, HP3, immerses more deeply than any other scoop, simulacrum or probe on Mars before. You will investigate how much heat is still coming out of Mars. Radio antennas: Like Earth, Mars bends a bit while it rotates around its axis. To study this, two radio antennas, which are part of the RISE instrument, accurately track the location of the probe. This helps scientists to test the planet's reflections and tells them how deep inner structure affects the planet's movement around the Sun. This process led to some short delays in the reception of images, which were expected to be returned this past weekend. "We have done extensive tests on Earth," said Hoffman. But we know that everything is a bit different for the Mars rook, so the faults are not unusual. They can delay operations, but we are not hurried. We want to be sure that every operation we carry out on Mars is safe, so we have made sure that our security monitors are initially sensitive. "Inight touchdown last month marks the eighth landing of NASA on the red planet. We hope the mission will be the first to unlock geological secrets of the planet's hidden nucleus, using a probe to dig 16ft (5m) below the surface.
InSight played in a region known as Elysium Planitia. Its location can be seen on the previous map, not far from the landing site of the Curiosity 2012 mission, the latest NASA probe to land on Mars
This image shows some of the visible instruments in the selfie image sent back to Earth by InSight early last Tuesday. With InSight planted successfully on the red planet, it will soon be able to dig to analyze the mysterious world beneath the Martian surface. "In the years and in the coming months the history books will be rewritten about the interior of Mars," said Hoffman during the conference. The team will now explore the right place so that InSight puts its seismometers so that it can begin collecting data. "Now that we are on the surface of Mars, we have a lot of work to do," said Elizabeth Barrett, InSight Science Instruments Ops, during the wheel of press
The first instrument that InSight proved was its camera – although the lens cover is still empty. "My first photo in #Mars!" The InSight account tweeted after the landing, along with a granulated photo of a reddish brown background. The space agency launched a high resolution version not long after. The robot will go through an initial evaluation phase to verify its general health and the health of its instruments before it can go to the implementation phase. A set of instruments, this process should only take between two and three months. InSight will place its seismometer and only once the equipment is happy with its location and its initial operations, it will return to the platform to obtain its thermal and wind shields. sit at the top of the seismometer to protect. The shovel then will collect the heat probe to bring to the surface, before beginning its historical excavation. Obviously, once it is resolved, Barrett says that "we will be sitting again listening to the earthquakes of Mars.Leave a comment