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The Downlink: Starliner Preps for Test Flight, InSight's Mole Digs Again

Jason Davis • November 22, 2019

Planetary exploration news for busy people

The Downlink: A New Look at Asteroid Hygiea, Setback for InSight

Jason Davis • November 01, 2019 • 4

Planetary exploration news for busy people

The Downlink: Shields Up for James Webb, Breakthrough Eyes New SETI Targets

Jason Davis • October 25, 2019 • 3

Planetary exploration news for busy people

The Downlink: A Historic All-Woman Spacewalk, Hubble Spies Interstellar Comet

Jason Davis • October 18, 2019 • 1

Planetary exploration news for busy people

The Downlink: NASA Works to Save Mars Experiment, Saturn Gets 20 New Moons

Jason Davis • October 11, 2019 • 3

Planetary exploration news for busy people

The Downlink: Station Crew Home, Hayabusa2 Deploys Rover

Jason Davis • October 04, 2019 • 2

Planetary exploration news for busy people

InSight Update: A Couple More Tiny Quakes and Heat Probe Progress

Emily Lakdawalla • July 02, 2019 • 3

InSight has detected a couple more small Marsquakes, and the team has lifted the housing of the heat probe off the ground, exposing the top of the mole in a surprisingly wide hole.

InSight Detects Some Very Small Marsquakes

Emily Lakdawalla • April 23, 2019

InSight has finally detected its first Marsquakes, but so far, none have been large enough to produce good science. Still, it’s great news that the seismometer is producing sensible data.

InSight Update, Sol 92: The Mole Did Hit a Rock

Emily Lakdawalla • March 01, 2019 • 1

The HP3 mole started hammering itself today, and almost immediately (after just 5 minutes) appears to have encountered a rock. No matter; they'll try again Saturday.

InSight update, sols 43-83: Instrument placement complete

Emily Lakdawalla • February 20, 2019 • 3

InSight has placed its second science instrument on the ground and set it free. Now it's time to bury the heat probe in the soil.

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