InSight

Mars Still Has Liquid Rock Near its Core

Why doesn’t Mars have a magnetic field? If it did, the planet would be protected from cosmic radiation and charged…

6 months ago

“The Big One”: The Most Powerful Marsquake Ever Detected

A new paper in the Geophysical Research Letters explains how the largest recorded seismic event on Mars provided evidence for…

6 months ago

Mars Has a Thick Crust. Its Internal Heat Mainly Comes from Radioactivity

How thick is the crust of Mars? This question is what a recent study published in Geophysical Research Letters attempted…

11 months ago

Seismic Waves Help Map the Core of Mars for the First Time

More than a hundred years after geologists first observed how seismic waves traveled through Earth, they've achieved another seismic first.…

11 months ago

This Will Probably Be InSight’s Last Picture Before it Runs Out of Power Forever

The InSight lander might have transmitted its last picture from the surface of Mars. It looks like the lander is…

1 year ago

Mars is Mostly Dead. There's Still Magma Inside, so it's Slightly Alive

NASA's InSight lander has detected many marsquakes coming from the same region, which could mean that the Red Planet still…

1 year ago

InSight Felt the Ground Shake From a Meteorite Impact on Mars

The Mars InSight lander might be nearing the end of its life on the Red Planet, but its scientific data…

1 year ago

InSight Heard Four Meteoroids Crash Into Mars

For the first time, a spacecraft has detected acoustic and seismic waves from impacts on Mars. NASA’s InSight lander made…

2 years ago

Mars InSight Doesn’t Find any Water ice Within 300 Meters Under its Feet

Space science doesn't always go as planned. Sometimes when scientists think they've made a remarkable discovery that will make human…

2 years ago

InSight is Losing Power, it Probably Will be Shut Down in a Few Months

The InSight Mars lander will cease science operations sometime in the next few months due to a decreasing power supply,…

2 years ago