Category: Bruce Banerdt

PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA’s Mars InSight Lander Flexes Its Arm, Mission Scheduled for Two Earth Years

New images from NASA’s Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. With a reach of nearly 6 feet (2 meters), the arm will be used to pick up science instruments from the lander’s deck, gently setting them on the Martian surface at Elysium Planitia, the lava plain where InSight touched down on Nov. 26.