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

These videos of a space probe flying past the sun are truly out of this world

These videos of a space probe flying past the sun are truly out of this world

A spacecraft looping around the Sun made its first close approach – and captured the encounter in glorious detail. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) solar orbiter entered the close encounter, known as perihelion, on March 26, at a distance of about 48 million kilometers (30 million miles), at the interior of Mercury’s orbit. At this … Read more

InSight Mars Lander mission will end this year, NASA says

InSight Mars Lander mission will end this year, NASA says

NASA officials announced at a press conference today that the InSight lander on Mars will likely stop operating at the end of 2022, after three years of scientific work on the Red Planet’s surface. InSight arrived on Mars in November 2018, and during its time on the Martian surface, it collected remarkable data on the … Read more

Solar panels covered in dust mean NASA’s Mars lander mission is over

Solar panels covered in dust mean NASA's Mars lander mission is over

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The NASA InSight lander, which since 2018 has revealed the mysterious interior of Mars, is coming to an end. Due to dwindling electrical power, the mission will cease science operations by the end … Read more

The Milky Way’s supermassive black hole by EHT, the Russian ISS bluff, the problems of ingenuity | Space bites

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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’s InSight lander just detected the biggest earthquake on Mars

NASA's InSight lander just detected the biggest earthquake on Mars

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — This is the big problem that scientists anticipated. NASA’s InSight lander has just detected the largest earthquake ever seen on another planet – a magnitude 5 quake that hit the Red Planet on … 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

The Ingenuity Mars helicopter went silent, leaving the anxious NASA team in the dark

The Ingenuity Mars helicopter went silent, leaving the anxious NASA team in the dark

Late last week, NASA Ingenuity Helicopter succeeded in re-establishing its ties with the Rover of Perseverance following a brief interruption in communications. The space agency says impending winter is likely to blame and is making adjustments accordingly. On Thursday, Ingenuity – thankfully – sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled … Read more

Breathtaking New Images Show Giant ‘Claw Marks’ on the Surface of Mars

Breathtaking New Images Show Giant 'Claw Marks' on the Surface of Mars

Although we still have many mysteries to solve, Mars is brightening up for us every day, thanks to the dozen or so working robots we currently have either on the Red Planet’s surface or in its orbit. In this latest version of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express orbiter, a unique feature of Mars’ … Read more