SALT LAKE CITY – We now have a beautiful new picture of Mars.
What happened : NASA spacecraft captured a beautiful and clear image of Mars after landing on the red planet Monday.
• “There is a quiet beauty here. Looking forward to exploring my new home,” NASA tweeted with the image just hours after landing.
• The spacecraft sent a blurred photo earlier this day. The InSight lander opened its solar panels, giving it an opportunity to charge its batteries for the mission.
• The InSight machine said it is now “sucking up the sun with my solar panels.”
Arrival Arrival ]: According to CNN, the NASA entered the InSight mission for seven months from Earth to Mars. The spacecraft signaled that it arrived after sending an “audio signal” to NASA.
• “Today, we landed successfully on Mars for the eighth time in human history,” said NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, according to CNN. “InSight will study Mars decor and teach us valuable science as we prepare to send astronauts to the moon and later to Mars. This achievement represents the inventiveness of the United States and our international partners and it serves as a testament to our team’s commitment and stamina. The best of NASA is yet to come, and it’s coming soon. “
• The spacecraft traveled 301
,223,981 miles with a top speed of 6,200 mph.