"The near-absence of rocks, hills and holes means it'll be extremely safe for our instruments", said InSight's Principal Investigator Bruce Banerdt of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
"This might seem like a pretty plain piece of ground if it weren't on Mars, but we're glad to see that", Banerdt added.
Mars' Elysium Planitia region (which sits just north of the equator) was picked exactly because of its mostly rock-free terrain. But InSight's landing spot is as good as it gets. The spacecraft sits in what appears to be a almost rock-free "hollow" - a depression created by a meteor impact that later filled with sand. InSight will dig some 16 feet (five meters) below where it is situated with its heat-flow-probe. It gives a detailed look at the lander's solar panels, as well as all the advanced surface mapping and analysis instruments it has onboard.
JPL manages InSight for NASA's Science Mission Directorate.
"The InSight lander acts like a giant ear", said Tom Pike, InSight science team member and sensor designer at Imperial College London. DLR provided the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP) instrument, with significant contributions from the Space Research Center (CBK) of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Astronika in Poland.
They were part of a group of 163 people who surrendered to CBP agents in New Mexico after crossing a remote stretch of desert. In Tucson, an ongoing lawsuit claims holding cells are filthy, extremely cold and lacking basic necessities such as blankets.
Attorneys offices in the Southern District of NY in Manhattan and the Eastern District of NY in Brooklyn. Federal prosecutors have reportedly spoken with Gates about the committee's spending and donors.
Spavor runs tours of North Korea along with sports, business and other exchanges through his company, Paektu Cultural Exchange . Guy Saint-Jacques, Canada's former ambassador to China, told Canadian broadcaster CBC: "In China there are no coincidences".
Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; the appeal was pending when ZeniMax reached the settlement with Facebook. More correctly, ZeniMax, Bethesda's parent company, has finally settled a lawsuit between Facebook and Oculus.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have officially released their Christmas photos this morning. The reveal of the Cambridges' Christmas card was followed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealing their own festive card.
The company states that more than six F1 cars worth of carbon fibre were used to fashion the McLaren logo included in the box. OnePlus has been a disruptor in the smartphone phone industry, offering high-specced machines at competitive prices.
The YPG is the main group within the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which now controls more than a quarter of Syria's territory. The first offensive dubbed "Euphrates Shield" began in August 2016 to stop the advance of Kurdish militia forces.
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The Warp Charge 30 power unit gets a Papaya Orange braided cord cable, and a carbon-fibre McLaren logo encased in the box. Now, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has been unveiled, and its specs are as remarkable as that of any McLaren supercar .
She has already been nominated but will need to win a majority of House votes, around 218, to secure the speakership. Both told Politico they oppose term limits. "Pelosi rebels? No such thing". "Land the plane.
Sarri also said that fringe players Victor Moses and Gary Cahill were left out of the last game due to injury. If he has an offer of three years, he can of course choose something [a transfer away from Chelsea].
As a result, Apple announced a few hours ago that it will launch a software update to resolve any possible patent infringement. Apple is claiming that iOS 12 does not infringe on either of the two patents at the core of the latest dispute with Qualcomm.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) could miss game vs. Rams
He said: "Sometimes he just gets a little sore, a little tight, so we're just going to rest him today and evaluate him further". Wentz experienced a season-ending ACL and LCL tear in his left knee in a game against the Rams one year ago this past Monday.
Facebook offices evacuated after bomb threat
In April, a lady opened shoot at its base camp in San Francisco , injuring three individuals previously she shot herself dead. The bomb squad swept the targeted building with explosive-detecting dogs but turned up no suspicious packages or devices.
All Black Ben Smith Makes Official Announcement On His Future
In late 2017, as he looked towards knocking England off their Six Nations perch, Joe Schmidt was contacted by New Zealand Rugby. He says while the last 16 years have been a privilege, he looking forward to the next 12 months ahead of him and the team.
Korean Soldiers Verify Removal of Border Armed Guard Posts
A large painting installed near Cheong Wa Dae shows President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shaking hands. The Demilitarized Zone was originally created as a buffer between the countries at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.
Russia's High-Tech Robot Is Just a Man in a Suit
A robot hailed in Russian Federation as the latest in cutting-edge technology has been unmasked - as a man in a suit. Most pointedly, TJournal also questioned why Boris appeared to be the ideal size for a human to fit inside.
Samsung Denies News of Adding Crypto to GalaxyS10
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