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Lander Detects Marsquakes

  Mars is shaking, and we’d never know were it not for the trailblazing InSight lander. This mission touched down on the red planet in 2018, making history by deploying the first and only seismometer on another planet. NASA has been listening for rumbles ever since, and it just heard …

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Insight Launches iOS

  A new startup called Insight is bringing web browser extensions to the iPhone, with the goal of delivering a better web browsing experience by blocking ads and trackers, flagging fake reviews on Amazon, offering SEO-free search experiences or even calling out media bias and misinformation, among other things. These …

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NASA Heat Probe

  NASA’s InSight lander has been studying the red planet for more than two years now. During that time, InSight has beamed back data on the planet’s seismic activity, weather, and even the sound of blowing wind. It was also supposed to relay data on the planet’s internal temperature, but …

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Lander’s ‘Mole’ Probe

  NASA’s InSight Lander made history when it became the first mission to take seismic readings on another planet, but the lander’s other major experiment hasn’t been as successful. The mission’s burrowing heat probe, sometimes called the “Mole,” has struggled to even make it underground, but NASA has finally reported …

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Inside the Red Planet

NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Reveals Scientists believe Mars was much more similar to Earth in the distant past, not the dried-up ball of dust it is today. Understanding Mars could help us better understand how planets form, and the NASA InSight mission has the tools to get us there. Using …

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NASA Will Pause Deploy

NASA Will ‘Pause’ Attempts to Deploy InSight’s Heat Probe on Mars The InSight lander has been trying to deploy its heat probe instrument for months, but it’s going to take a break. This probe was supposed to dig down to take the planet’s temperature, but NASA has only made progress …

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Mars Lander’s Heat

The InSight Mars Lander’s Heat Probe Finally Makes It Underground NASA’s InSight lander touched down at Elysium Planitia on Mars in late 2018, and it has subsequently made history by taking the first seismic readings on another planet. However, the mission’s burrowing probe was stuck on the surface after the …

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