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NASA’s Still Trying to Get InSight’s Mole Working Again. Progress is Slow.

The InSight lander has been on Mars for 213 Sols on its mission to understand the interior of the red…

2 weeks ago

This is What the Ground Looked Like After InSight Landed on Mars

When InSight landed on Mars on Nov. 26th, 2018, it deployed a parachute to slow its descent through the thin…

1 month ago

Engineers are Still Troubleshooting Why Mars InSight’s Mole is Stuck and Won’t Go Any Deeper

NASA's Mars InSight Lander was always a bit of a tricky endeavour. The stationary lander has one chance to get…

1 month ago

Scientists are Trying to Figure Out Why InSight’s “Mole” Can’t Dig Any Deeper

Engineers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) are busy working with a replica InSight…

3 months ago

InSight’s Rock-hammer is About Half a Meter Down and has Already Run into Rocks.

NASA's InSight lander is busy deploying its Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) into the Martian soil and has…

5 months ago

InSight has Placed its Heat Probe on the Martian Surface. The Next Step is to Jackhammer Down 5 Meters and Hope it Doesn’t Encounter a Large Rock

NASA's InSight lander has finally placed its heat probe on the surface of Mars. The Heat Flow and Physical Properties…

5 months ago

InSight Just Put a Windshield Over its Seismometer

NASA's InSight lander arrived on Mars on November 26th, 2018. Since then, it's been busying itself studying its landing spot,…

5 months ago

InSight Just Placed its Seismometer onto the Surface of Mars to Listen for Marsquakes

NASA's InSight lander has deployed its first instrument on the surface of Mars. On December 19th, the stationary lander used…

7 months ago

Of Course You’ll Want to See InSight’s First Selfie.

InSight has been on the Martian surface for almost three weeks, prepping itself for all the science it's going to…

7 months ago

InSight Uses its Seismometer to “Hear” the Sound of Wind on Mars

The InSight lander recently used two its instruments to record vibrations caused by Martian wind, effectively capturing what it sounds…

7 months ago