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Insight Lander

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…

10 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…

12 months ago

Curiosity Crashed, but it’s Working Fine Again. NASA Won’t Have to Send Astronauts to Turn it off and Back on Again.

A few weeks after Curiosity suffered a glitch that put it in safe mode, the rover is once again operating…

12 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…

1 year ago

InSight Just Put a Windshield Over its Seismometer

NASA's InSight lander arrived on Mars on November 26th, 2018. Since then, it's been busying itself studying its landing spot,…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Of Course You’ll Want to See InSight’s First Selfie.

InSight has been on the Martian surface for almost three weeks, prepping itself for all the science it's going to…

1 year ago

InSight Uses its Seismometer to “Hear” the Sound of Wind on Mars

The InSight lander recently used two its instruments to record vibrations caused by Martian wind, effectively capturing what it sounds…

1 year ago

InSight’s Robot Arm is Ready to go to Work

Some new images sent home by the InSight Lander show the robotic arm and the craft's instruments waiting on deck,…

1 year ago

One of the Most Exciting Parts of InSight is Actually the Tiny Cubesats Tagging Along for the Ride and Their Role in the Mission

A very important, but perhaps overlooked, aspect of the InSight mission was the first-ever deployment of CubeSats (MarCO) to deep…

1 year ago