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  • NASA's InSight lander just took its first selfie on Mars — take a look

    NASA's InSight lander has taken its first selfie on Mars.

    The selfie, released on Tuesday and shown above, is made up of 11 images that were stitched together. The resulting photo shows InSight's solar panels and deck, along with the scientific instruments on top of the deck, and the lander's weather sensor. 

    InSight landed on Mars November 26 after a nearly seven-month journey from Earth. Since then, scientists have gotten their first look at InSight's so-called "workspace": a 14-by-7-foot area...

  • NASA's InSight lander sent back its first photo of Mars within minutes of touching down — take a look

    NASA just successfully landed on Mars for the eighth time in the agency's history.

    The InSight lander quickly sent back a photo of its new Martian view.

    InSight will now spend approximately two Earth years on Mars, checking for quakes and taking the planet's temperature.

    NASA's InSight lander hit Mars on Monday at 2:54 p.m. ET.

    As scientists at mission control erupted in cheers and handshakes, the craft sent back its first visual proof that it had touched down on Martian soil safely. 


  • InSight Mars lander takes its first selfie

    NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie—a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's Curiosity rover mission, in which many overlapping pictures are taken and later stitched together. Visible in the selfie are the lander's solar panel and its entire deck, including its science instruments.