10 images that captures the journey of NASA's InSight lander while it completes one year on Mars [Photos]
The InSight lander launched aboard the Atlas V rocket on 5 May 2018 and reached Mars on 26 November 2018.
This map shows the location of InSight's landing spot along with the other Mars missions sent by NASA. Image credit: NASA/JPL
The Mars Cube One (MarCO) is a pair of CubeSats that helped relay real-time communications during InSight's entry, descent and landing on Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL
NASA engineers work on InSight lander's solar panels to check if the solar cells were collecting power. Image credit: NASA/JPL
The microchip that was installed on the InSight lander that contains all the names of the "Send Your Name to Mars" project conducted by NASA. Image credit: NASA/JPL
The United Launch Alliance Atlas-V rocket that has the InSight spacecraft onboard prepares to take off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off carrying NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, or the InSight Mars lander. Image credit: NASA/JPL
Artist impression of the InSight lander on Mars giving the Red Planet its first thorough checkup since it formed 4.5 billion years ago.
The Mars InSight lander, looking all shiny and new in its first self-portrait, on 11 December 2018, after it had landed on Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL
The dusty and dirty InSight lander took it's second self-portrait on 11 April 2019, almost four months after it had landed on the Red Planet. Image credit: NASA/JPL
NASA's InSight lander used the Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC) on the end of its robotic arm to capture an image of a Martian sunset. Image credit: NASA/JPL