Global One (G1)— The NASA InSight Lander probe has landed.
The probe had journeyed through space for 6 1/2 months and traveled over 300 million miles.
After a so-called seven minutes of terror — a seven-minute landing where NASA had no control over the landing — InSight landed on Mars’ Elysium Planitia, close to the equator.
Once InSight landed, it’s team back at Mission Control was pretty excited.
It’s reportedly the first Mars probe dedicated to investigating the planet’s interior.
Scientists said it should help us learn how Mars, Earth and Venus came to be so different.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says Mars was a habitable planet about three billion years ago, and then something happened, and now it is so desolate and they’re trying to understand what caused that to happen.
Meanwhile, InSight was taking pictures in no time.
The first is pretty grainy, but don’t worry, it got the hang of it.
For Global One, I’m Juliette Vara.