NASA’s InSight lander captures stunning views of the Mars sunrise

NASA’s InSight Mars lander recently shared an incredible view. On April 10, he captured the stunning view of a sunrise over the Red Planet. InSight is NASA’s first mission to study Mars’ interior in depth – its crust, mantle and core. He has been on the red planet since the end of 2018.

InSight, which is short for “Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport”, is a stationary lander on Mars that studies earthquakes on the planet and its interior. The lander touched down in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars in November 2018. The probe has already completed its primary mission of a full Martian year, which equates to about 687 days on Earth. He is now in his extended phase with time to try out his photography skills.

NASA said InSight had managed to measure hundreds of “marsquakes” through its mission. He also studied mysterious magnetic pulses on the Red Planet and captured incredible sights like the sunrise on Mars.

“What we learn from InSight will not only reveal how planets like Mars first formed, it will help us understand the patterns of the Red Planet as we prepare for humans to explore Mars during future NASA missions,” the agency added.

NASA has also explored Mars with the help of its other probes, such as the Perseverance rover and its partner, the Ingenuity helicopter. The rover collected rock samples for a future human mission to collect and bring them back to Earth. All of these efforts are aimed at finding signs of ancient or microbial life on Mars and seeing if it can support human, Earth-like habitation.

Perseverance and ingenuity explore the Jezero Crater on Mars, a dry lake that scientists believe may hold information about possible ancient life.


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