Video: Celebrations as NASA probe InSight lands on Mars
A NASA space probe has touched down on the surface of Mars.
Out of 17 missions to Mars, 10 have crashed.
But this morning the InSight lander completed a six-month, 482 million-kilometre trip to the red planet.
Click PLAY to watch the scenes from NASA as the probe landed
Its new home is Elysium Planitia, a still, flat region where it’s set to study seismic waves and heat deep below the surface of the Red Planet for a planned two-year mission. Learn more: https://t.co/fIPATUugFo pic.twitter.com/j0hXTjhV6I
— NASA (@NASA) November 26, 2018
The first image has been released.
— NASAInSight (@NASAInSight) November 26, 2018
The InSight lander will spend coming months exploring Mars, studying its interior and listening for marsquakes.