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NASA's InSight Places First Instrument on Mars


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InSight lander seismometer on Mars

NASA's InSight lander placed its seismometer on Mars on Dec. 19, 2018. This was the first time a seismometer had ever been placed onto the surface of another planet.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone. New images from the lander show the seismometer on the ground, its copper-colored covering faintly illuminated in the Martian dusk.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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