NASA’s InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science

NASA’s InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science

The mission’s team has chosen to operate its seismometer longer than previously planned, although the lander will run out of power sooner as a result. As the power available to NASA’s InSight Mars lander diminishes by the day, the spacecraft’s team has revised the mission’s timeline in order to maximize the science they can conduct. The […]

NASA’s InSight Still Hunting Marsquakes as Power Levels Diminish

NASA’s InSight Still Hunting Marsquakes as Power Levels Diminish

Dusty solar panels and darker skies are expected to bring the Mars lander mission to a close around the end of this year. NASA’s InSight Mars lander is gradually losing power and is anticipated to end science operations later this summer. By December, InSight’s team expects the lander to have become inoperative, concluding a mission […]

NASA’s InSight Records Monster Quake on Mars

NASA’s InSight Records Monster Quake on Mars

Estimated to be magnitude 5, the quake is the biggest ever detected on another planet. NASA’s InSight Mars lander has detected the largest quake ever observed on another planet: an estimated magnitude 5 temblor that occurred on May 4, 2022, the 1,222nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission. This adds to the catalog of […]