Confirmed touchdowns! Released by NASA & # 39; success its spacecraft on Mars and is planning to explore the outside world for the next two years.
The flight controllers announced that the space & # 39; the Insight space had reached the surface just before 7 am AEDT, after supersonic dangerous descent over the red Martian skies.
Tweed right after landing Insight offered eerie words coming from the outside world: "Nħossok Mars … and soon I know your heart. B & # 39; this safe landing, I'm here. I'm home . "
Insight also crossed the first picture & # 39; Mars on Twitter and said: "My lens cover tliftx yet, but I just had to show the first look at my new home."
The flight controllers Laboratory of Air Propulsion (JPL) of NASA in & # 39; Pasadena, California, felt from their seats and opened in screams, applause and laughter as he entered the news.
"Confirmed touchdowns!" It has a flight controller.
The vehicle appears to have been in & # 39; good shape, according to the first communications received.
It is the first spacecraft built to explore the deep interior & # 39; other world, carrying instruments to detect the planetary heat and seismic rumblings ever measured anywhere but the floor.
After waiting in & # 39; suspens of & # 39; white ankle to confirm that arrive from space, people suffer, shaking hands, exchanged high-lap, ippumpjaw their fists, lifted the tears and danced In the niżal.
"No fault", stated the chief engineer of & # 39; JPL Rob Manning. "This is what we really ttamaq and imagined f & # 39; & # 39 in our minds; our minds", he said. "Sometimes things work in your favor."
Vice Chairman Mike Pence called to congratulate the American space agency for its hard work.
Because the distance between the Earth and Mars, was taken eight minutes to the confirmation, spread by tiny satellites pair undergoing Insight during the trip & # 39; six months, a & # 39; 482 million kilometers.
Both satellites not only sent the good news in almost real time, they also sent the first picture & # 39; of & # 39 Insight; Mars only 4 minutes after landing. The picture was covered with dirt because the dust cover was still on the landing camera, but the land the first blow to & # 39; eye looked smooth and sandy b & # 39 very visible rock bit – quite what scientists had hoped.
Images come much better in the hours and days ahead.
"What a relief," said Manning. "This is really fantastic." He added: "Wow! It never looks."
NATO was, indeed, humanity, eight landing b & # 39; & # 39 success in; Mars since the Viking probes in 1976, and the first in & # 39; six years. The Curiosity Rover of the & # 39; NASA, which came in 2012, still running on Mars.
The Insight probe with three legs, which was katapultata thanks to an international project & # 39; US $ 1 billion, was designed to empty beneath the surface of the red planet after the trip.
The spacecraft reached the surface after a parachute relaxed, supported by the engine braking due to the thin atmosphere & # 39; Mars.
19,800 kph WITH ZERO F & # 39; SIX MINUTES
The plan called for the spacecraft to go from 19,800 kph to zero in & # 39; six minutes flat as punctured the Martian atmosphere and was established on the surface.
"The landing on Mars is one of the most difficult jobs that people should do in planetary exploration," said left leading scientist & # 39; Insight, Bruce Banerdt.
"This is a difficult thing, is something so dangerous that there is always a chance that something could quite inkomperabbli & # 39; go wrong."
Mars was the cemetery a large number of & # 39; space missions. S & # 39; now, the rate of & # 39; success in the red planet was only & # 39; 40 percent, and would contact each flight & # 39; orbital flight and landing of the United States, Russia and other countries since 1960.
However, the United States raised seven & # 39; & # 39 Mars landing; success in the last four & # 39; decades, not counting Insight, b & # 39; only one & # 39; touchdown. No other country has been able to set up and operate spacecraft on the dusty red surface.
We never take the wife for granted. Mars is difficult ", said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA for the management of the science mission.
Insight was traveling to Elysium Planitia, plain near the Martian equator that hopes Insight hopes is so flat as a parking lot in & # 39; Kassachusetts with little, if any, rocks. The first images seem to confirm that this was achieved.
S & # 39; INSIGHT WHAT WILL DO
The stationary artillery & # 39; 360 kilograms will use the robotic arm & # 39; 1.8 meters to put its mechanical mole and sismometru on the ground. The automatic hammering mole will crawl five meters & # 39; below to measure the internal heat of the planet, while listening seismometru & # 39; possible options.
Germany is responsible for the mole & # 39; Insight, while France is in charge of the seismometers.
By examining the interior of & # 39; Mars, scientists want to understand how the planets rock of our solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago and why it turned out so different – cold and dry Mars, Venus and Mercury burning hot , and Earth hospitable to life.
However, Insight m & # 39; has no ability to detect life. What is left at & # 39; hand those who go in the future, such as mission & # 39; Mars NASA in 2020, which will gather rocks eventually brought back to Earth and analyzed for evidence & # 39; old life.
Earlier, the project manager Tim Hoff said that the success & # 39; the Insight landing will not be completely clear for a number of & # 39; hours.
"We'll definitely celebration when we begin with & # 39; land niffaxxa success but we will have to wait just a little while about five and a half hours so that we are absolutely assured that we fit," he said.
Insight will spend 24 months, about Martian year, to examine to Mars.
While tektonika of the World and other forces are canceling further evidence of its early history, most of the wife is believed to remain & # 39; more static, and created a geological time machine for scientists.