NASA captures sunrise on Mars! Check stunning photo of a Martian Dawn by InSight crawler
NASA has deployed it InSight lander on the Red Planet and it has managed to click an awesome photo of the sunrise on Mars. Here’s the photo of a Martian Dawn.
We experience sunrise on Earth on a daily basis, but do you know what sunrise, or Martian Dawn looks like. Nasa just took an awesome photo of sunsrise on Mars and you can have alook at it too now. NASA's InSight Mars lander managed to capture the early morning moment of sunrise on the red planet. Recently, NASA shared the mesmerising picture taken by the InSight lander of the Martian dawn on the plains of Elysium Planitia. NASA took to Instagram to share the photo which was taken back on April 10, 2022, the 1198th Martian day of its mission. Talking about InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport is NASA's first mission to study the interior of Mars — from its crust, mantle, and core.
More About InSight
InSight is the first outer space robotic explorer to study in-depth the "inner space" of Mars. In November 2018, the Mars lander InSight landed down in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. The mission has already completed its preliminary mission of one full Martian year. One Martian year is equal to about 687 days on Earth. Right now, it is in its extended phase with time on its hand to try its photography skills.
The lander uses cutting edge instruments, to delve deep beneath the surface and seek the fingerprints of the processes that formed the terrestrial planets. It does so by measuring the planet's vital signs such as its "pulse", "temperature", and "reflexes".
According to NASA, studying about the interior structure of Mars helps to answer key questions about the early formation of rocky planets in our inner solar system such as Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars which have been formed around more than 4 billion years ago, as well as rocky exoplanets.
Discoveries by InSight and future aim
NASA mentions that InSight has measured hundreds of "Marsquakes", studied mysterious magnetic pulses, and provided incredible views like this one, the Martian sunrise. NASA says that the learning from InSight will not only reveal how planets like Mars first formed, it will help to understand the Red Planet's patterns as in future for the preparation for humans to explore Mars on NASA missions. Not just InSight, NASA has been exploring Mars with other missions such as the Perseverance rover which is collecting rock samples.
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