Year one on Mars: NASA commemorates the InSight’s first full earth year on the red planet on November 26, 2019. On November 26, 2018, the Mars lander performed its 6 minutes of horror accurately: including the entry, the drop, and the touchdown on the surface, sparking crazy and fun celebrations at NASA’s Jet Propulsions Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the station controlling the mission. InSight is the acronym for the mission’s full name, Interior Exploration using the Seismic Investigations, Geodesy as well as Heat Transport.
The year has been a fascinating one for the probe, which has been exploring the planet form its landing site ever since. More than 150 seismic incidents, about two dozen of which have been verified as marsquakes, have been identified by InSight’s sensitive seismometer.
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