on 26-11-2018 19:31
I sometimes wonder if it's a waste of money to research these other planets. Then I think on our earth we destroy trees to make money and then charge people to use to screw up the planet. So on even balance neither one is a waste.
on 26-11-2018 22:29
Apparently it's supposed to take a landscape photo when it touches down which takes 30 minutes to reach mission control so around 8pm we/they should see the photo. We are told that less than 50% of landings are successful. Fingers crossed then.....
Well, the caption on the photo on BBC website (link further down this thread) clearly states "Within minutes, InSight had returned its first image from Elysium Planitia"...
on 26-11-2018 22:36
on 26-11-2018 23:08
From the BBC website (which has changed now from the breaking news I posted earlier)
My first initial thought? God what's that hand ?
Actually they have just announced the lens cover was still partially on when that picture was beamed back.
That's a good view!