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Mars: December 2018



This image shows what appears to be a large patch of fresh, untrodden snow - a dream for any lover of the holiday season.


NASA's InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone.


NASA's InSight lander is due to set its first science instrument on Mars in the coming days. But engineers here on Earth already saw it happen -- last week.


On Nov. 26, NASA's InSight mission knew the spacecraft touched down within an 81-mile-long (130-kilometer-long) landing ellipse on Mars.


NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -- a mosaic made up of 11 images.


NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet.


New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting.