NASA's "InSight" lander snaps its first SELFIE!
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NASA's Insight lander snaps its first SELFIE.
Unlike Curiosity and other NASA rovers on Mars, InSight isn’t mobile. Instead, the lander is stuck on Elysium Planitia, which is flat.
"The near-absence of rocks, hills and holes means it'll be extremely safe for our instruments," Bruce Banerdt, InSight’s principal investigator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a written statement. "This might seem like a pretty plain piece of ground if it weren't on Mars, but we're glad to see that."