26 & # 39; November 2018 07:17
Updated 26 & # 39; November 2018 07:46
The module & # 39; the space Insight, the first NASA mission to study with & # 39; specifically the interior & # 39; Mars, issued by & # 39; success on the surface of the red plant on Monday.
The control room of the Laboratory & # 39; NASA Propulsion f & # 39; Pasadena (California, USA) received on Monday at 11: 53 am, local time, the signal Insight was landed in & # 39; Mars.
"I feel you, Mars, and soon I will know your heart, b & # 39; this safe landing, I am here, I am at home", said the Twitter profile its officers, the Insight module, which was broadcast live and by & # 39; this social network. World travel from May.
Scientists and NASA technicians in the control room at & # 39; Paadena reacted with great joy, applause and collective hugs the expected announcement that Insight had concluded with & # 39; its space travel success.
In addition, NASA received the first photo sent from Mars by Insight 11: 58 am local time in & # 39; P Pasadena.
Insight Monday led by its departure & # 39; & # 39 trip; 485 million kilometers, separating the Earth from Mars, which began on 5 & # 39; May this year he left the Vandenberg Air Base in California, USA.
B & # 39; difference from other previous NASA missions focused on the surface or the atmosphere & # 39; Mars, the novelty of & # 39; Insight is that its main purpose is to study the planet's interior to learn more about the composition and its evolution.
For this, Insight has, among other instruments, sismografu probe will measure the internal activity and temperature of the planet, respectively.
F & # 39; this aspect will be fundamental to the work of & # 39; mechanical excavator, included in the module, which will thereby jeopardizing up to about five meters deep on the Martian surface.
Insight issued and installed this Monday in & # 39; & # 39 flat area, known as Elysium Planitia Mars, where it will carry out the activity & # 39; her research.
To come up with & # 39; success, Insight had to overcome calls by NASA 'seven & # 39; minutes & # 39; terror ", the delicate and short phase of its mission in which the module has gone from sharing the Martian atmosphere at & # 39; about 20,000 kilometers per hour to reduce its speed is about five kilometers just before connecting with a hammer.
Insight is scheduled to continue & # 39; & # 39 running in, tightly for about two years.