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InSight selfie reveals drab, featureless plain – just what the doctor ordered

11 Dec 2018, 22:44 UTC
InSight selfie reveals drab, featureless plain – just what the doctor ordered NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s InSight Mars lander, using a camera on the spacecraft’s robot arm, has snapped a series of 11 images allowing engineers to assemble a selfie showing the probe, solar wings extended, resting on a flat, obstruction-free plain – exactly the sort of landing site needed to meet the mission’s science objectives.

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