The purple band shows where they can place the seismometer. As you can see, they are not going to have any problems.
How is it explained that the 3 objects are not at least approximately aligned on same trajectory?
InSight landed inside a filled-in crater? Would that also be a ghost crater?
Quote from: zubenelgenubi on 12/14/2018 02:08 pmInSight landed inside a filled-in crater? Would that also be a ghost crater?Crater?The different color of terrain is due to landing retrorocket firing, it's not shadow.
Every bit of additional realism in the lab creates a more reliable test. The team spent this past weekend commanding each movement of ForeSight's robotic arm, ensuring that the instrument tethers stayed clear of rocks. By Monday morning, they had confirmed the science team's preferred placements: about 5.4 feet (1.6 meters) directly in front of the lander for the seismometer. The heat flow probe will be placed roughly the same distance from the lander, but about 4 feet (1.2 meters) to the left of the seismometer.The commands to set down InSight's seismometer are being sent to Mars today. In a few days, Sundgaard and her team will be waiting to see the first pictures of their work recreated robotically on the Red Planet.