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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...
On ancient Mars, water carved channels and transported sediments to form fans and deltas within lake basins. Examination of spectral data acquired from orbit show that some of these sediments have minerals that indicate chemical alteration by water. Here in Jezero Crater delta, sediments contain clays and carbonates. The image combines information from two instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars and the Context Camera. Credits: NASA/JPL/JHUAPL/MSSS/Brown University

NASA announces landing site for Mars 2020 Rover

It's been numerous years really taking shape, however, NASA's Mars 2020 wanderer mission is right now in the home stretch. Researchers and engineers are...
Mars likely to have enough Oxygen underneath its surface to support life

Mars likely to have enough Oxygen underneath its surface to support life

A team of scientists at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which Caltech manages for NASA, has calculated that water exists on Mars...
One of the twin MarCO CubeSats snapped this image of Mars on Oct. 3. Image:NASA

NASA’s first image of Mars from a CubeSat

On May 5, 2018, NASA launched a stationary lander called InSight to Mars. Riding along with InSight were two CubeSats- the first of this...
This acid stream in St Oswald's Bay, Dorset, mimics Mars' environment from billions of years ago

Scientists use Dorset, UK, as model to help find traces of life on Mars

Dorset composed of extreme acidic sulfur streams that thrive in extreme conditions. The similar environment was discovered in St Oswald’s Bay, mimics the conditions on Mars billions...
Artist’s rendition showing the inner structure of Mars. The topmost layer is known as the crust, underneath it is the mantle, which rests on an inner core. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Marsquakes could shake up planetary science

How are planets born? The answer to this question is the biggest mystery that various scientists are trying to solve. Now, NASA scientists are also...