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NASA InSight
The InSight mission will study the early evolution of terrestrial planets. Launched May 5, 2018. Landed Nov. 26, 2018.
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NASA InSight Jul 30
You got this, ! Enjoy the journey, and take it all in. You’ll be here before you know it.
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NASA InSight Jul 7
The mole’s now mostly buried, but not yet digging on its own. I’ll be using my arm for a couple other tasks like imaging my solar panels, while I consider other ways to assist, maybe as an earthmover – er, “marsmover” – to push loose soil into the hole.
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NASA InSight Jun 3
After several assists from my robotic arm, the mole appears to be underground. It’s been a real challenge troubleshooting from millions of miles away. We still need to see if the mole can dig on its own. More from our partners:
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NASA JPL May 5
The most ambitious crossover announcement in space? helped us announce “ Rock” on Mars. It’s up for “Best Influencer Endorsement” at the . Vote through this Thursday, May 7:
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NASA InSight May 5
Two years ago today, I was on my way -- blasting off to Mars and bringing 2.4 million of your names with me. You’re part of a community of explorers that’s now up for a ! Vote by May 7:
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NASA InSight May 5
Replying to @datenschreck
This GIF gives a good sense of what a Phobos eclipse looks like. The one I just experienced lasted about 30 seconds, with my solar power dropping about 20% at the max. Ground temperature dipped a few degrees as well!
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NASA InSight May 5
Replying to @dalienx @MarsCuriosity
My cameras don’t have solar filters to see eclipses directly, but here’s what saw during a similar event last year:
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NASA InSight May 5
I recently spotted evidence of an eclipse on Mars. Watch closely as the surface gets dimmer, and my solar power dips just before 11:25 a.m. Phobos—the bigger of Mars’ two moons—was responsible for this one, as it slipped between the sun and me.
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NASA InSight Apr 14
My team at & continues to take encouragement from our latest efforts to . Another push with my robotic arm has helped the mole keep pushing onward. Taking it one step at a time, and reaching out to help where I can.
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NASA InSight Mar 30
Learn about and my mission from home, with lessons, activities, and even some new quizzes and games created by our partners on my seismometer team . It’s all available for students, teachers and learners of any age, over at:
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NASA InSight Mar 13
About half an hour between these before-and-after context photos. The mole's actual movement took place over just a couple minutes of hammering (a total of 25 hammer strokes, plus the push from my arm).
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NASA InSight Mar 13
A bit of good news from : our new approach of using the robotic arm to push the mole appears to be working! The teams / are excited to see the images and plan to continue this approach over the next few weeks. 💪 FAQ:
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NASA InSight Mar 6
I for one know that exploring takes perseverance sometimes! , you’re gonna fit right in here.
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NASA InSight Feb 28
A fond farewell to my friends, who flew with me to to help send my landing data back to Earth. We’ll always have EDL! 🧡
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NASA InSight Feb 24
Mars is alive, and I’m getting more of the big picture every day: ✅ marsquakes! ✅ whirlwinds! ✅ mysterious magnetic pulses! Lots of new science, as my team releases findings from my experiments here on . Read all about it:
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NASA InSight Feb 21
My robotic mole has had a hard time getting underground, so I’m going to try something we never thought we’d do: giving it a push with my robotic arm while it hammers. This will take several weeks, as the / team works to . More:
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NASA InSight Jan 26
What should name the next rover to join me on ? Tell them your favorite of the top nine finalists! The public poll is open through January 27:
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NASA InSight Jan 21
After making good progress in recent weeks, another day of digging on leads to the mole backing out by a couple of centimeters. My team keeps pushing forward and is exploring several options.
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NASA InSight Dec 31
Replying to @MarsCuriosity
. Yes – hopefully something that really captures the essence of our new friend. I hear the naming contest judges are almost down to the semi-finalists. Can't wait for early January when they're announced. I’m shaking with excitement!
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NASA InSight Dec 27
Is it winter where you are? I bet it’s not as cold as it is on : this week’s lows have been down around -144 F (-98 C). Sure am thankful for my cozy thermal blankets! Latest weather from Mars:
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