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NASA's InSight lander placed its seismometer on Mars on Dec. 19, 2018. This was the first time a seismometer had ever been placed onto the surface of another planet. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s InSight places first instrument on Mars

NASA's InSight lander has conveyed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, finishing a noteworthy mission milestone. The lander has deployed the seismometer...
This is NASA InSight's first selfie on Mars. It displays the lander's solar panels and deck. On top of the deck are its science instruments, weather sensor booms and UHF antenna. The selfie was taken on Dec. 6, 2018 (Sol 10). Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

InSight lander takes its first selfie on Mars

NASA's InSight lander captured its first selfie- a mosaic, that composed of 11 images. The selfie released on Tuesday, shows InSight's solar panels and deck,...
This image from InSight's robotic-arm mounted Instrument Deployment Camera shows the instruments on the spacecraft's deck, with the Martian surface of Elysium Planitia in the background.

InSight lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind

Almost 10 days ago, NASA's new Mars lander had touched down the Mars' surface. Now the Lander has captured the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds...
NASA's InSight Mars lander acquired this image of the area in front of the lander using its lander-mounted, Instrument Context Camera (ICC). This image was acquired on Nov. 26, 2018, Sol 0 of the InSight mission where the local mean solar time for the image exposures was 13:34:21. Each ICC image has a field of view of 124 x 124 degrees. Credits: NASA/JPL-CalTech

InSight lands successfully on Mars

NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) has recently landed on Mars. InSight launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California...
The InSight spacecraft approaches Mars in this artist's concept. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s InSight is one day away from Mars

InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to give the Red Planet its first...
This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander firing retrorockets to slow down as it descends toward the surface of Mars. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA InSight landing on Mars

On Nov. 26, NASA's InSight spacecraft will blaze through the Martian atmosphere and attempt to set a lander gently on the surface of the...