New picture from Mars taken by the InSight lander.

A brand-new batch of Mars images has simply come by way of from the InSight lander, NASA introduced yesterday.

This newest assortment of photographs from the spacecraft’s touchdown web site at Elysium Planitia contains 17 novel snapshots and was obtained by mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, on December 4 — or sol eight of the InSight Mars mission.

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The brand new images provide a extra detailed have a look at the lander’s environment, whereas additionally displaying a clearer view of the InSight scientific devices, presently resting on the probe’s deck.

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After not too long ago beaming again a selfie of its robotic arm raised in triumph, because the Inquisitr reported on Wednesday, the InSight Mars lander has snapped one other photograph of its 6-feet-long appendage. This robotic arm will quickly come in useful when it’s lastly time for the spacecraft to deploy its SEIS seismometer and HP3 warmth circulate probe — “the one devices ever to be robotically positioned on the floor of one other planet,” notes NASA.

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