NASA’s InSight Dust-Choked Lander Likely Won’t Make It To Year’s End

NASA's InSight Dust-Choked Lander Likely Won't Make It To Year's End

NASA announced in May than its InSight Mars lander, a spacecraft that has spent nearly four years investigating Mars geology and seismic activity – would likely be cease scientific operations in mid-summer and shut down all operations by the end of the year, due to low power levels. Now the agency plans to expand Knowledge … Read more

NASA’s Delayed Psyche Launch Presents Major Headaches for Ride-Along Mission

NASA's Delayed Psyche Launch Presents Major Headaches for Ride-Along Mission

Artist’s impression of the Janus twin probes. Image: Lockheed Martin A software glitch caused the delay of Psyche, a NASA mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid. Two small probes are included in the launch, but the postponement means they may not be able to meet their respective target asteroids. Psyche, a probe designed to explore … Read more

Here’s the latest selfie from Fading InSight Mars Lander

Here's the latest selfie from Fading InSight Mars Lander

NASA has shared the final self-portrait that will be taken by the InSight Mars lander, showing dust-covered solar panels that blend into the surrounding regolith. The InSight mission is scheduled to end this year, and the lander will need all of its remaining power to gather as much scientific data as possible. At a press … Read more