That's because InSight will rely on sensors that its robotic arm will gently place on the Martian soil.
Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: When and How to Watch That will be Comet 46P/Wirtanen, which is making its closest approach to Earth - within 7 million miles - for the next 20 years. To best enjoy the show NASA recommends that people find a very dark spot and give their eyes 30 minutes to adjust to the dark.
One of InSight's 7-foot (2.2 meter) wide solar panels was imaged by the lander's Instrument Deployment Camera, which is fixed to the elbow of its robotic arm.
"The InSight lander acts like a giant ear", said Tom Pike, InSight science team member and sensor designer at Imperial College London. "This might seem like a pretty plain piece of ground if it weren't on Mars, but we're glad to see that". InSighttouched down in an nearly rock-free hollow, or a meteor impact area that filled with sand.
In the coming weeks, scientists and engineers will go through the painstaking process of deciding where in this workspace the spacecraft's instruments should be placed, it said. Once a spot has been located, they'll transmit commands to the probe, instructing InSight's robotic arm to carefully set SEIS and its heat flow probe, called the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package, at the pre-selected locations.
The $850 million InSight mission launched in May, along with two fly-along cubesats named MarCO-A and MarCO-B. NASA says that sandy composition will make it easier for the heat-flow probe to bore down to the 16-foot depth below the surface it needs to operate.
There have been other reports that prosecutors were interested in individuals with Russian ties attending Trump's inauguration. Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison this week for tax evasion and campaign-finance violations.
And when his TD catch with 4 seconds left was confirmed, coach Anthony Lynn sent his offence back onto the field. But, can he bring it home? Los Angeles needs a win to clinch its first postseason trip since the 2013 season.
Golden State's ubiquitous motto of "Strength in Numbers" was on fully display on Wednesday night.by the Toronto Raptors . In the first meeting between these two teams, the Warriors were without Steph Curry and Draymond Green due to injury.
Neville, rather surprisingly, opted for Pogba in a defensive midfielder's role, which sparked outrage on Carragher's part. Juventus' loss to Young Boys meant United could have topped Group H with victory in Spain, only to lose 2-1 .
The three-time all-star batted.246/.336/.474 with 32 home runs and a team-leading 107 RBIs with the Indians last season. Santana spent his first eight seasons in Cleveland before signing with the Phillies last winter.
Congolese Laurent Monsengwo (79), who retired as archbishop of Kinshasa in November, is also leaving the advisory council. He has health problems which prevent him undertaking long-haul flying and he has not been attending C9 meetings.
Still, the remaining holdouts would have made Pelosi's quest for 218 votes more challenging, and she agreed to a deal with them. However, to return after that, she'll need to win that two-thirds vote, which seems less likely.
When pressed on the issue, she blankly said "no", suggesting the threshold of letters had not been reached, but did not elaborate. She will consider ways of how MPs can be given a say over the introduction of a backstop.
7-year-old migrant girl held at U.S. border dies in custody
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Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) could miss game vs. Rams
Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Wentz was experiencing "soreness" and "tightness" when he was excluded from practice on Wednesday. The Eagles now trail the Dallas Cowboys by two games for the NFC East Division lead and the Minnesota Vikings by half a game.
Oscar Nominee Sondra Locke Dies at 74
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Ditch your smartphone for a year, win $100,000
That's what beverage brand Vitaminwater is hoping you can do for a 12-month period in a new contest. To be in it to win it, you must enter the contest by January 8, 2019 and be 18-years-old.