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Mars InSight’s Mole Has Partially Backed Out of Its Hole

October 29, 2019

After making progress over the past several weeks digging into the surface of Mars, InSight’s mole has backed…
Mars InSight’s ‘Mole’ Is Moving Again

October 18, 2019

NASA’s InSight spacecraft has used its robotic arm to help its heat probe, known as “the mole,” dig…
HiRISE Views NASA’s InSight and Curiosity on Mars

October 17, 2019

The HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently sent home eye-catching views of the agency’s InSight lander…
NASA’s Push to Save the Mars InSight Lander’s Heat Probe

October 5, 2019

NASA’s InSight lander, which is on a mission to explore the deep interior of Mars, positioned its robotic…
Here’s NASA’s New Plan to Get InSight’s Temperature Probe Into Mars

October 4, 2019

The mole is still stuck. The mole is the name given to the Heat Flow and Physical Properties…
NASA’s InSight ‘Hears’ Peculiar Sounds on Mars

October 2, 2019

Put an ear to the ground on Mars and you’ll be rewarded with a symphony of sounds. Granted,…
NASA-JPL Names ‘Rolling Stones Rock’ on Mars

August 23, 2019

For decades, the music of The Rolling Stones has had a global reach here on Earth. Now, the…
What Does a Marsquake Look Like?

July 23, 2019

Southern California got all shook up after a set of recent quakes. But Earth isn’t the only place…
InSight’s Team Tries New Strategy to Help the ‘Mole’

June 6, 2019

Scientists and engineers have a new plan for getting NASA InSight’s heat probe, also known as the “mole,”…
Why Mars InSight’s Mole is Stuck and Won’t Go Any Deeper? Engineers are Still Troubleshooting

June 6, 2019

NASA’s Mars InSight Lander was always a bit of a tricky endeavour. The stationary lander has one chance…
For InSight, Dust Cleanings Will Yield New Science

May 7, 2019

The same winds that blanket Mars with dust can also blow that dust away. Catastrophic dust storms have…
Martian Dust Could Help Explain Water Loss, Plus Other Learnings From Global Storm

May 3, 2019

Dust is not just a household nuisance; it’s a planetary one, particularly on Mars. Before astronauts visit the…
InSight Captures Sunrise and Sunset on Mars

May 2, 2019

NASA’s InSight lander captured a series of sunrise and sunset images. A camera on the spacecraft’s robotic arm…
NASA’s InSight Detects First Likely ‘Quake’ on Mars

April 24, 2019

NASA’s Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely “marsquake.” The faint…
NASA's InSight lander set its heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3), on the Martian surface on Feb. 12. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/DLR
Mars InSight Lander’s ‘Mole’ Pauses Digging

March 6, 2019

NASA’s Mars InSight lander has a probe designed to dig up to 16 feet (5 meters) below the…
InSight Is the Newest Mars Weather Service

February 20, 2019

No matter how cold your winter has been, it’s probably not as chilly as Mars. Check for yourself:…
InSight has Placed its Heat Probe on the Martian Surface. Next Step – Jackhammer Down 5 Meters

February 14, 2019

NASA’s InSight lander has finally placed its heat probe on the surface of Mars. The Heat Flow and…
InSight's heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3). Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/DLR
NASA’s InSight Prepares to Take Mars’ Temperature

February 14, 2019

NASA’s InSight lander has placed its second instrument on the Martian surface. New images confirm that the Heat…
InSight Just Put a Windshield Over its Seismometer

February 8, 2019

NASA’s InSight lander arrived on Mars on November 26th, 2018. Since then, it’s been busying itself studying its…
InSight’s Seismometer Now Has a Cozy Shelter on Mars

February 5, 2019

For the past several weeks, NASA’s InSight lander has been making adjustments to the seismometer it set on…
NASA’s InSight Places First Instrument on Mars

December 20, 2018

NASA’s InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone.…
Mars InSight Lander Seen in First Images from Space

December 14, 2018

On Nov. 26, NASA’s InSight mission knew the spacecraft touched down within an 81-mile-long (130-kilometer-long) landing ellipse on…
NASA’s InSight Takes Its First Selfie

December 12, 2018

NASA’s InSight lander isn’t camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first…
InSight Uses its Seismometer to “Hear” the Sound of Wind on Mars

December 12, 2018

Just two weeks ago, NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander touched down…
One of two Mars InSight's 7-foot (2.2 meter) wide solar panels was imaged by the lander's Instrument Deployment Camera, which is fixed to the elbow of its robotic arm. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA InSight Lander ‘Hears’ Martian Winds

December 8, 2018

NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just…
NASA’s Mars InSight Flexes Its Arm

December 7, 2018

New images from NASA’s Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. With…
Mars New Home ‘a Large Sandbox’

December 1, 2018

With InSight safely on the surface of Mars, the mission team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,…
One of the Most Exciting Parts of InSight is Actually the Tiny Cubesats

November 28, 2018

Yesterday, NASA’s Mars InSight lander successfully touched down on the Martian surface after spending seven long months in…
NASA Hears MarCO CubeSats Loud and Clear from Mars

November 28, 2018

NASA’s MarCO mission was built to see whether two experimental, briefcase-sized spacecraft could survive the trip to deep…
OSU scientists assisted in planning for Mars InSight landing

November 28, 2018

After two years of delays because of problems with a seismometer instrument, NASA’s InSight Mission apparently has successfully…
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