Artist’s impression of the internal structure of Mars. Credit: © IPGP / David Ducros The first direct seismic observations from NASA’s InSight lander, presented in three studies in this issue, provide clues to the composition of Mars. Researchers across these studies report preliminary findings from the Insight mission and begin to map […]

This illustration shows NASA’s InSight spacecraft with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The magnitude 3.3 and 3.1 temblors originated in a region called Cerberus Fossae, further supporting the idea that this location is seismically active. NASA’s InSight lander has detected two strong, clear quakes originating in […]

This illustration shows NASA’s InSight spacecraft with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech As dust collects on the solar panels and winter comes to Elysium Planitia, the team is following a plan to reduce science operations in order to keep the lander safe. NASA’s InSight lander recently […]

This illustration shows NASA’s InSight spacecraft with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Scientists are finding new mysteries since the geophysics mission landed two years ago. NASA’s InSight spacecraft touched down November 26, 2018, on Mars to study the planet’s deep interior. A little more than one Martian year later, the […]

The movement of sand grains in the scoop on the end of NASA InSight’s robotic arm suggests that the spacecraft’s self-hammering “mole,” which is in the soil beneath the scoop, had begun tapping the bottom of the scoop while hammering on June 20, 2020. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech ANIMATION Now that the […]