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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

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…

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

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

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…

6 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…

8 months ago

NASA’s Insight Lander Spreads Its Solar Wings. It’ll Fly To Mars In May, 2018

NASA's InSight lander will launch in May 2018, NASA has announced. InSight will study the interior structure of Mars to…

2 years ago