The Mars Curiosity rover went skywatching with the InSight lander in May to help scientists measure the altitude of Martian clouds. The 6-year-old robotic explorer is currently exploring the clay-bearing unit of Mount Sharp.
Space May 31, 2019
NASA's Mars InSight recently had a brief encounter with one of the planet's infamous dust devils. The encounter lifted some of the dust that accumulated on its solar panels and allowed it to study Martian winds.
Space May 9, 2019
NASA’s InSight just followed the tradition set by its predecessors and colleagues: it took images of the sunrise and sunset in Mars. It also captured the movement of clouds as the sun set on the Red Planet.
Space May 3, 2019
Scientists were able to detect the first Marsquake via NASA's InSight lander. The recorded tremor was faint but was the kind that scientists have been waiting for for months.
Space April 24, 2019
NASA's InSight lander has detected microseisms, or continuous and ubiquitous tremors, on Mars. The faint humming was discovered in February, a few months after the lander had arrived on the Red Planet.
Space March 19, 2019
NASA's InSight lander detected vibrations from the winds blowing on the surface of Mars. The U.S. space agency raised the pitch of the audio sampling to be perceptible by human ears.
Space December 8, 2018
NASA's Curiosity found a shiny rock that scientists believe is a meteorite. The team behind the Mars rover wanted to take a closer look at the mysterious object to figure out what it is.
Space December 4, 2018
InSight has successfully arrived in Mars. The lander reported that it has unrolled its solar panels and will continue deploying its other scientific equipment in the next couple of months.
Space November 27, 2018
InSight will attempt a successful landing on Monday, Nov. 26. The Mars lander will experience what is called "seven minutes of terror" in which it will enter the red planet's atmosphere at 12,300 miles per hour and then abruptly slow down to land.
Space November 24, 2018
NASA announced that the touch down of InSight later this month will be livestreamed on its website and social media pages. InSight is NASA's first lander to Mars in six years.
Space November 14, 2018
MarCO-B encountered a problem during the trajectory correction maneuver but NASA engineers are optimistic MarCO mission will make it to the Red Planet. What are the objectives of sending these interplanetary CubeSats to Mars?
Space June 3, 2018
NASA just received two radio signals from the MarCO satellites. The two small satellites will accompany the InSight lander on its journey to study Mars’ structure and its interior.
Space May 7, 2018
NASA resumed its mission to probe Mars as it launched a new spacecraft that is expected to study the red planet from California. The InSight lander is expected to arrive on the planet sometime in November.
Space May 5, 2018
After a two-year delay, NASA will finally launch the InSight Mars mission to space. The spacecraft, which will be equipped with various tools, will study not the Red Planet's surface, but rather what lies underneath.
Space May 1, 2018
NASA's InSight mission will make it to Mars, after all. The space agency announced that the lander will be launched by May 2018.
Space March 10, 2016
To boost enthusiasm on further explorations to Mars and deep space, NASA is encouraging Mars enthusiasts to send their names to their website, so NASA can send them to Mars. They have already done this before in December 2014, with 38 million names soaring into space. They’re giving fans until September 2016 for this second shot at getting your name up in deep space.
Space August 22, 2015
The InSight spacecraft, set to go to Mars in 2016, has started undergoing testing. What will NASA engineers do to this spacefaring vehicle to prepare it for its journey to the Red Planet?
Space May 28, 2015
A study has shown that HIV is just like any other disease--the sooner it is treated, the better. This supports current guidelines in the U.S. recommending therapy regardless of T-cell counts.
Life May 28, 2015
InSight is being assembled for a journey to Mars, launching in 2016. What will the Mars lander be searching for on the Red Planet?
Space November 18, 2014
InSight is now on track to launch to the Red Planet in 2016. Here is what it will bring.
Space May 22, 2014
NASA’s Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport or InSight will serve as the groundwork for the agency's bold step of sending astronauts to Mars by 2030.
Space May 22, 2014
NASA and CNES are collaborating on a new mission to Mars, which will launch in March 2016.
Space February 11, 2014