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These twin Cubesats are the first of their kind to ever travel to another planet, and are already, successfully relaying important data to Earth, connecting us to Mars like never before.

As well as portraying the grubby red ground that is now the InSight lander's home, the photo signifies a lucrative close to a journey that took seven months from Earth and concluded with an anxious few hours as InSight took off through the Martian atmosphere. In the background is Elysium Planitia, a large plain located at the planet's equator.

This is the eighth successful Mars landing.

"The reason why we're digging into Mars is to better understand not just Mars, but the Earth itself", said JPL's Bruce Banerdt, InSight's principal investigator. On Board there is a seismograph and geophysical thermometer.

"We know a lot about the surface of Mars", explains Banerdt, "we know a lot about its atmosphere, and even about its ionosphere, but we don't know very much about what goes on a mile below the surface, much less 2,000 miles below the surface down to the center". On clear days, the panels will provide InSight with between 600 and 700 watts - enough to power the blender on your kitchen counter, NASA said.

To confirm landing NASA tweeted the first image from the InSight on-board camera.

Cheers and applause erupted at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday as a waist high unmanned lander, called InSight, touched down on Mars, capping a almost seven-year journey from design to launch to landing.

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InSight, a $1 billion worldwide project, includes a German mechanical mole that will burrow down 16 feet (5 meters) to measure Mars' internal heat.

According to authorities, the picture was transmitted to earth through their own spacecraft Odyssey, which now carries out orbital flight around Mars. This image was taken at about 12:10 p.m. PST (3:10 p.m. EST) while MarCO-B was flying away from the planet after InSight landed.

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"An ideal location for our Mars mole would be one that is as sandy as possible and does not contain any rocks", HP3 operations manager Christian Krause said. Nearly as many missions to Mars have failed as have succeeded.

Thomas Zurbuchen is the associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington.

The twin "Cubesats" tagging along for the flight to Mars represented the first deep-space use of a miniature satellite technology that space engineers see as a promising low-priced alternative to some larger, more complex vehicles.

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