NASA mission extension enables first flybys of Jupiter’s moons in 20 years
NASA’s InSight mission shows Mars is a seismically active world
Ground teams studying setback with InSight’s subsurface heat probe
Mars lander’s ground team begins inspection of stuck instrument
Scientists call on InSight’s robotic arm to assist stalled heat probe on Mars
Later this month, ground teams will send commands for the InSight lander on Mars to use its robotic arm in a series of carefully-choreographed movements to help inspect, and potentially assist, one of the mission’s main geologic instruments that stalled as it hammered into the Red Planet’s crust earlier this year.
InSight lander detects first likely ‘quake’ on Mars
InSight scientists not sure stalled Mars heat probe can be recovered
Ground teams analyzing data from a heat probe that got stuck soon after it started digging into the Martian crust under NASA’s robotic InSight lander still hope they can free the mole from an obstruction that halted its progress more than a month ago, but the mission’s chief scientist says the chances of completing the heat probe experiment — one of InSight’s two main science instruments — may not look promising.