NASA’s InSight lander just took its first selfie on Mars — take a look

NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s InSight lander has taken its first selfie on Mars. The selfie, released on Tuesday and shown above, is made up of 11 images that were stitched together. The resulting photo shows InSight’s solar panels and deck, along with the scientific instruments on top of the deck and the lander’s weather sensor. See the rest […]

Listen to the sky: NASA reveals the sound of wind on Mars (AUDIO)

For the first time, humans can hear the sound of wind on Mars thanks to a new NASA spacecraft that touched down on the Red Planet ten days ago. NASA’s new tool – the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport – aka ‘InSight’ touched down on Mars on November 26. On December […]

NASA’s InSight lander may not be as sexy as a Mars rover, but here’s why the mission matters for Earthlings

Lockheed Martin/YouTube NASA’s Insight lander has landed safely. The robot will soon start beaming back information about quakes and wobbles on Mars. Mars doesn’t have tectonic plates like Earth, but learning more about how volatile the planet may be could help scientists better understand how Earth developed to sustain life. A former NASA chief says scientists […]

Elon Musk says there’s a ’70 percent’ chance he’ll move to Mars

Elon Musk has talked about personally heading to Mars before, but how likely is he to make the trip, really? Well, he just put a number on it. In an interview for the Axios on HBO documentary series, Musk said there was a “70 percent” chance he’ll go to Mars. There have been a “recent […]