Insight Lander

Basketball-Sized Meteorites Strike the Surface of Mars Every Day

NASA's InSight Mars Lander faced some challenges during its time on the red planet's surface. Its mole instrument struggled to…

2 weeks ago

Marsquakes Can Help Us Find Water on the Red Planet

Earth is a seismically active planet, and scientists have figured out how to use seismic waves from Earthquakes to probe…

4 weeks ago

Mars is Spinning Faster and Faster

Before it retired, NASA's Mars Insight Lander sent home detailed data about the rotation of Mars. From these data, planetary…

11 months ago

Mars Lacks a Planet-Wide Magnetosphere, but it Does Have Pockets of Magnetism

China's Zhurong rover measured the magnetic environment on Mars, which is helping scientists narrow down when its global magnetic field…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

An Earthworm Robot Could Help Us Explore Other Worlds

Evolution is a problem-solver, and one of the problems it solved in many different ways is locomotion. Birds fly. Fish…

1 year ago

Ingenuity is Doing Surprisingly Well

After months of extreme cold, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter appears to be back in working order.

1 year ago

Mars Ingenuity Kicks up a Surprising Amount of Dust Every Time it Lands

Based on all the dust Ingenuity helicopter kicked up, a team of researchers has completed the first real-world study of…

1 year 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…

2 years ago

There's a Giant Magma Plume on Mars, Bulging the Surface out Across a Vast Region

Scientists find more evidence that a magma plume could exist beneath Elysium Planitia, proving Mars might still be volcanically active

2 years ago