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InSight Mars Lander Gets Dusty Selfie on Red Planet (Photo)

This photo, the second selfie captured by NASA's InSight Mars Lander, is a mosaic of 14 photos taken between March 15 and April 11, 2019. (Image: © NASA / JPL-Caltech) NASA InSight Mars Lander has taken his second selfie, and the photo shows how much the spacecraft has changed in recent months. On December 6, InSight captured his first selfie, …

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A Martian Dust Devil Sweeps Right Over NASA's InSight Lander

NASA's InSight Lander with a thin coating of reddish dust on the solar panels. Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech The InSight lander seems to have been hit by one of Mars' famous dust devils, but do not worry – the NASA probe is just fine. If anything, the sudden blast of wind helped to clear some annoying dust that has been …

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Insight Lander captures sunrises, sunsets on Mars | space

<! – -> Enlarge. This color-corrected version shows the image more accurately than the human eye would see. Here you can compare the "raw" and color corrected images. Image via NASA / JPL-Caltech NASA's InSight Lander used the camera at the end of its robotic arm to photograph this sunset on Mars on April 25, 2019. This recording took place …

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Mars Lander records "Marsquake" for the first time

The American space agency NASA says its Mars lander has noticed what, according to the scientists, was the first "Marsquake" ever captured. The Seismic Signal was measured and recorded on April 6 by NASA's InSight Lander, the space agency announced this week. InSight landed on Mars in November 2018. His goal is to explore the interior of the red planet …

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NASA's InSight Lander first records the "Martian Earthquake"

NASA may have recorded the very first "Marsquake" thanks to its InSight lander. According to a US Space Agency statement, the lander landed on Martian soil on Mars on April 6, the 128th day of InSight. It is also the first recorded trembling "that has apparently come from within the planet, as opposed to forces above the surface like wind." …

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5-6 attempts to restart the engine of the Israeli Moon Lander failed

Six days after the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft crashed on the moon, SpaceIL announced Wednesday that it had completed the first phase of its internal investigation into why the main engine had failed during the landing attempt. The investigation found that a malfunction was detected in an accelerometer called IMU. A command sent to the sensor resulted in a chain reaction …

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Israel will build another lunar lander

Israel will continue to shoot at the moon. The team behind the nation's Beresheet probe, which crashed on Thursday (April 11) in their historic moon landing attempt, will crash again at Earth's nearest neighbor. "We will actually build a new halalit – a new spacecraft," said billionaire and philanthropist Morris Kahn in a video statement from nonprofit group SpaceIL. "We …

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Israel's Moon Lander crashed, and that's fine

Some bittersweet news today when we learn that the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft has unfortunately crashed just before landing on the moon. According to telemetry received by the spacecraft until the last moments, the main engine could not start during a critical braking fire that would have slowed the vehicle to its intended landing speed. Despite attempts to restart the engine …

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