Mars. "This is InSight probe. I arrived well."

NASA's probe landed on Elysium Planitia, a plain north of the Martian equator. The next two years will be a lot of work. The probe's instruments, some of which made in Europe, will measure the planet's interior.

Applause and hugs. After seven minutes of uncertainty and great anxiety, the waiting came to an end as the signal from the InSight probe on the surface of Mars showed the control room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that the spacecraft had landed. It was 7.54 pm (Lisbon time).

That when the NASA team, which had spent several days preparing the landing operation down to the smallest detail, came to know that the probe had arrived at its destination safe and sound.

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