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Finally! Mars InSight’s Mole is Now Underground

It looks like the InSight Lander's Mole instrument is making some progress. After months of perseverance, the team operating the…

2 months ago

Finally! InSight’s Mole is Making Slow and Steady Progress

Personnel at NASA and the DLR have been working for months to get InSight's Mole working. They're at a disadvantage,…

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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

5 years ago

5 Landing Site Candidates Selected for Rosetta’s Historic Philae Comet Lander

Five candidate sites were identified on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for Rosetta’s Philae lander. The approximate locations of the five regions are…

6 years ago

Asteroid Vesta Floats in Space in High Resolution 3-D

[/caption] The giant Asteroid Vesta literally floats in space in a new high resolution 3-D image of the battered bodies…

9 years ago

Space Spectacular — Rotation Movies of Vesta

http://youtu.be/FU65KCwxA6A Take us into orbit Mr. Sulu! The Dawn science team has released two spectacular rotation movies of the entire…

9 years ago