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Good News From Mars: The InSight Lander Is on Track to Start Collecting Data Next Month

The U.S. government may be in partial shutdown mode, but operations to configure instruments critical to NASA’s InSight mission on Mars are right on schedule – and things are going swimmingly, as the latest mission update attests. Read More >>

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NASA’s InSight Lander Strikes a Confident Pose for Its First Martian Selfie

In the very first selfie taken by InSight, the NASA probe looks ready and rarin’ to go. Read More >>

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NASA’s InSight Lander Sends Back Stunning Image of the Martian Horizon

NASA’s InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) probe successfully completed its soft landing on Mars on Monday after a six-month, 300 million mile journey. And it’s already sending back photos of the desolate Red Planet from its landing site on the Elysium Planitia, courtesy of a post on the lander’s official Twitter feed reading, “There’s a quiet beauty here. Looking forward to exploring my new home.” Read More >>

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Watch NASA Land the InSight Probe on Mars Live Right Here

Today, NASA will attempt to land its InSight probe on Mars at around 8pm (3:00 pm ET), and you can watch it live right here. Read More >>

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Infuriating Fog and Exhilarating Geophysics: Behind the Scenes of NASA’s InSight Launch to Mars

On Saturday, for the first time, a rocket blasted off from the US West Coast to fling its payload on an interplanetary trajectory. Despite being at Vandenberg Air Force Base for Mars InSight’s historic launch atop an Atlas V rocket, I never saw the spacecraft before it tore free from Earth’s greedy grasp. Read More >>

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NASA’s Tiny, Mars-Bound Satellites Have Successfully Signalled Home

NASA’s InSight lander is on its way to Mars following Saturday’s successful launch of an Atlas V rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. But the lander is not alone—it has a pair of twin communication CubeSats in tow. Called MarCO-A and MarCO-B, the tiny machines have already passed the first important milestone in their groundbreaking mission to the Red Planet. Read More >>

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How Engineers Tested the Super-Sensitive Seismometer That Will Detect Quakes on Mars

If all goes according to plan, NASA’s Mars InSight mission will launch this weekend from California. Onboard the Atlas V-401 rocket is the InSight lander, a nearly 800-pound machine loaded up with cameras, a robotic arm, a heat probe, and a seismometer that, for the first time, will allow us to examine the inner structure of the Red Planet. Read More >>

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NASA’s InSight Lander Is On Its Way to Mars

NASA’s robotic lander InSight officially started its journey to Mars following a successful predawn launch aboard an Atlas V rocket Saturday morning. The launch took place at 4:05am local time from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Read More >>

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NASA’s New Lander Will Finally Go to Mars in 2018

When NASA cancelled its Mars Insight mission late last year, just three months before its scheduled launch, it wasn’t clear if the lander would ever make it to the surface of the Red Planet. Today, that lander got a second chance and a new launch date in 2018. Read More >>

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An Inside Look at the Construction of NASA’s Next Mission to Mars

Preparations for NASA’s next mission to Mars are kicking into high gear. And the technology the space agency is building for the Martian lander slated to launch in 2016 is enough to make science fiction fans foam at the mouth. Read More >>

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Is This Google’s First Third Party App for Glass?

Yesterday the NewScientist put out a report that Google was funding the development of an app called InSight for Glass, which would recognize people based on their clothing and not their actual faces. After some head-scratching about why anyone would need such an app—and I scratched a lot of people's heads about this—it turns out that the report was a little misleading. Read More >>

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Next NASA Mission Will Go Deep Under the Surface of Mars

Right after Curiosity's success, NASA has announced a new Mars mission called InSight. It will be a spacecraft designed to get deep under the surface of Mars and find some its hidden secrets. It will launch in 2014. Read More >>