NASA’s InSight beams back breathtakingly clear photo of Mars

Source: CNN

Two days after landing on Mars, the NASA InSight lander is powered up, its solar arrays are working and it’s already sending back selfies.

NASA pulled off its eighth landing of a spacecraft on the surface of the Red Planet as the world watched on Monday, but had to wait hours to learn if its power system was functioning.

“The InSight team can rest a little easier … now that we know the spacecraft solar arrays are deployed and recharging the batteries,” Tom Hoffman, InSight’s project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a statement.

Mars InSight Lander shows off first image from Mars

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