InSight landed in Elysium Planitia on 26 November, 2018, about a month ago as of this writing.
Pictures show that it's a flat place, with small scattered rocks lying around. Unlike in Gale crater, where Curiosity is slowly working its way up the side of a 5 km mountain with a spectacular view of the crater rim, InSight's landing spot is a little boring.
InSight's view in Elysium Planitia
Curiosity's view in Gale crater
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
In a way, though, that's interesting, if simply for the contrast between the two sites.
Despite this big difference in relief, there is one thing the sites... read more ❯