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 InSight gets a few extra weeks of Mars science – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

NASA's InSight gets a few extra weeks of Mars science – NASA's InSight Mars Lander

InSight final selfie: NASA’s InSight Mars lander took this last selfie on April 24, 2022, the 1,211th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. The lander is covered in far more dust than it was in its first selfie, taken in December 2018, shortly after landing – or in its second selfie, made up of … Read more

NASA announces InSight Lander on Mars will only be a few months old

NASA announces InSight Lander on Mars will only be a few months old

The InSight Mars lander will cease science operations for the next few months due to a drop in power supply, mission officials said at a press conference on May 17. Martian dust covering the solar panels reduced the amount of power to about 500 watt hours per day or sol on Mars. When InSight landed … Read more

The ‘monster’ earthquake on Mars is the largest ever recorded on another planet, according to NASA

The 'monster' earthquake on Mars is the largest ever recorded on another planet, according to NASA

In terms of seismic events on the Red Planet (or any other planet besides Earth), this is the largest recorded to date: NASA’s InSight lander recorded a “monster” of an earthquake, which is estimated to have reached magnitude 5. on the scale used on Earth. This beats the previous record holder, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake … Read more

NASA InSight records monster earthquake on Mars – NASA InSight Mars Lander

NASA InSight records monster earthquake on Mars – NASA InSight Mars Lander

InSight’s Spectrogram of the Great Martian Earthquake: This spectrogram shows the largest earthquake ever detected on another planet. Estimated at a magnitude of 5, this earthquake was discovered by NASA’s InSight lander on May 4, 2022, the 1,222nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ETH Zurich. Download picture › Estimated at a … Read more