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Mini-probes fade into the sunset beyond Mars

Farewell, WALL-E and EVE: NASA says it’s lost contact with two briefcase-sized MarCO nanosatellites, more than two months after their history-making Mars flyby. And yet another robotic explorer, NASA’s Opportunity rover, has been mute on Mars for eight months, heightening suspicions that … Continue reading

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InSight lander sets first tool on Martian ground

After three weeks of checking out the scene on the Red Planet, NASA’s InSight landerhas placed its first scientific instrument on the Martian surface. The probe’s robotic arm pulled InSight’s seismometer, known as the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure or SEIS, from the … Continue reading

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Orbiter spots InSight lander on Mars’ surface

Two weeks after NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars, its precise location on Elysium Planitia has been pinpointed, thanks to pictures from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. And it’s not just the car-sized lander: The orbiter even identified the sites … Continue reading

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NASA lander captures first recorded sounds of Mars

NASA’s Mars InSight lander is designed primarily to study the Red Planet’s interior, but it’s already produced a big bonus in the form of the first listenable sounds of the Martian wind. The low-frequency sounds, plus an audio version that’s … Continue reading

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InSight lander snaps Mars selfies galore

One week after landing on the Martian plain of Elysium Planitia, NASA’s InSight lander is on a selfie-snapping spree — and the photos could be used as a guide for 2.4 million Earthlings and their descendants to look for their names. InSight’s … Continue reading

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InSight lander gets to Mars and sends pictures

REDMOND, Wash. — NASA’s Mars InSight lander touched down on a heavenly Martian plain Monday, marking the first successful landing on the Red Planet in more than six years. “Touchdown confirmed! InSight is on the surface of Mars,” mission commentator … Continue reading

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Mars probe’s fans are all a-Twitter about landing

Congrats to @NASA and the whole @NASAInSight team on a perfect landing and an awesome mission! So excited to have another robot around who also can’t run away if I need to steal some parts. pic.twitter.com/hKLZzocWP6 — SarcasticRover (@SarcasticRover) November … Continue reading

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