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NASA’s InSight Lander Captures Audio of First Likely ‘Quake’ on Mars

NASA’s InSight Lander Captures Audio of First Likely ‘Quake’ on Mars

 “InSight’s first readings carry on the science that began with NASA’s Apollo missions,” said InSight Principal Investigator Bruce Banerdt of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. “We’ve been collecting background noise up until now, but this first event officially kicks off a new field: Martian seismology!” The new seismic event was too […]

NASA Sets Sights on May 5 Launch of InSight Mars Mission

NASA Sets Sights on May 5 Launch of InSight Mars Mission

NASA’s next mission to Mars, Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), is scheduled to launch Saturday, May 5, on a first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars. Coverage of prelaunch and launch activities begins Thursday, May 3, on NASA Television and the agency’s website. InSight, the first planetary mission to take […]