The InSight Mars Lander Mission Will End This Year, NASA Says

The InSight Mars Lander Mission Will End This Year, NASA Says

NASA officials announced in a press conference today that the InSight lander on Mars will likely stop operating at the end of 2022, following three years of scientific work on the surface of the Red Planet. InSight arrived on Mars in November 2018, and during its time on the Martian surface it has collected remarkable … Read more

Decreasing power will end the NASA InSight lander’s Mars mission this summer

Decreasing power will end the NASA InSight lander's Mars mission this summer

Due to a decreasing power supply, the mission will cease scientific operations by the end of late summer, said Kathya Zamora Garcia, InSight deputy project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, during a news conference Tuesday. InSight’s solar panels have been increasingly covered in red Martian dust, despite creative efforts by the … Read more

A new law unchains fusion energy

A new law unchains fusion energy

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Physicists at EPFL, within a large European collaboration, have revised one of the fundamental laws that has been foundational to plasma and fusion research for over three decades, even governing the design of megaprojects like ITER. The update shows that we can actually safely use more hydrogen fuel in fusion reactors, … Read more

How long-term space missions change the brain

How long-term space missions change the brain

In 2015, NASA released a 152-page report revealing a long history of astronauts operating spacecraft while impaired. Their impairment, however, was not because they were under the influence of an intoxicant. Instead, the impairment arose because the astronauts experienced a lack of gravitational influence. Spending long periods in a microgravity environment causes changes in the … Read more