NASA’s InSight Lander Beamed Back First Photo Of Mars To Earth, And Twitterati Dished Out Hilarious Reactions

4:10 pm 27 Nov, 2018

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After completing a journey of 300 million miles, NASA’s InSight Lander has finally made a soft landing on Mars. It started its journey 6 months ago to learn more about the interior of Mars. This unmanned lander called Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) has already started beaming back photos from Mars to Earth.

Soon after landing, InSight Lander shared a picture of the Red Planet. The transparent lens cap of the lander was still on and covered in dust particles, so the image had a grainy look. However, NASA shared it on their official Instagram handle with a detailed explanation. Take a look:

 

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#NoFilter! Our InSight lander sent home its first photo after this afternoon’s #MarsLanding – the first time we’ve landed on the Red Planet in six years! The instrument context camera mounted below the lander deck obtained this image on the surface of Mars shortly after touching down at 2:52 p.m. EST. The transparent lens cover was still in place to protect the lens from any dust kicked up while landing near Mars' equator on the western side of a flat, smooth expanse of lava called Elysium Planitia. For the next two years, the spacecraft will use its unique tools to conduct Mars’ first thorough checkup since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. As the first outer space robotic explorer to study in-depth the “inner space” of Mars, the mission will help us understand how rocky planets, including Earth, formed. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #insight #redplanet #mars #redplanet #science #solarsystem #picoftheday

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InSight Lander is an $850 million mission which will run for about two years. Besides the grainy image, it also beamed another image showing the horizon of the Red Planet.

 

 

Naturally, people were psyched to see the images from Mars. Most of the people expressed their awe. However, there were also those who couldn’t stop themselves from unleashing their funny side. Here are the hilarious reactions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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What are your thoughts on the images shared by InSight Lander? Do you have funny reactions to add? Let us know in the comments below.


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