NASA’s InSight Mars lander touched down on Mars on November 26, 2018. The Elysium Planitia, located on the western side of Mars, was the landing site. NASA scientists chose this site because of its flat surface.
The InSight will monitor numerous aspects of the red planet and send daily reports back to planet Earth. The Mars lander is similar to “an unmanned research station” that will help scientists analyze how earth and other rocky planets formed.
Job well done NASA!