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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 months 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…

3 months 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…

4 months ago

Six People Have Begun a 122-Day Simulated Mission on the Moon

The SIRIUS-19 experiment recently kicked off, with six cosmonauts entering a simulated lunar environment (where they will spend the next…

5 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…

6 months ago

A German-French Hopping Robot Just Landed on the Surface of Asteroid Ryugu

The tiny hopping robot explorer called method has completed its 16 hour mission to asteroid Ryugu.

11 months ago

InSight Mars Lander Saved from Termination, Reset to 2018 Blastoff

The Insight Mars lander has been saved from mission termination and will live to launch another day two years from…

3 years ago

2016 Launch of NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Postponed Due to Instrument Vacuum Leak

NASA managers have just made the difficult but unavoidable decision to scrub the planned March 2016 launch of the InSight…

4 years ago

Dawn Spacecraft Unraveling Mysteries of Ceres Intriguing Bright Spots as Sublimating Salt Water Residues

With NASA’s Dawn spacecraft set to enter its final and lowest orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, spectral measurements are…

4 years ago