7 December 2018
CNET News reports that conditions “are looking rosy on the Red Planet” for NASA’s InSight lander, which is “now stretching its robotic arm and sending back some new looks that are part-selfie, part-planetary.” In contrast to the agency’s rovers, InSight is “designed to stay in one place and deploy instruments onto the surface of Mars” using its robotic arm. The arm’s Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC) “is attached to its elbow, so it can monitor InSight and its surroundings.” The images provide glimpses of InSight’s instruments as well as the Martian surface. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
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