NASA mission extension enables first flybys of Jupiter’s moons in 20 years
NASA’s InSight mission shows Mars is a seismically active world
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.
NASA’s InSight mission lands on Mars to study planet’s hidden interior
Live coverage: InSight probe lands on Mars
NASA’s robotic InSight spacecraft, carrying a pair of European-built science instruments, successfully landed Monday on a broad, flat equatorial Martian plain named Elysium Planitia. Touchdown was confirmed at 2:54 p.m. EST (1954 GMT) to begin a science mission focused on studying the deep interior of Mars.