Dust Storm Sends China’s Mars Rover Into Safe Mode

China’s Zhurong rover is currently in safe mode as it waits out a Martian dust storm, according to Chinese state-run-mediaand it may remain in safe mode until the end of 2022. Zhurong landed on March a year ago this month; since then, the rover has recorded video and audio from a sweeping lava plain called … Read more

Here’s the Last Selfie From the Fading InSight Mars Lander

NASA has shared the final self-portrait that will be taken by the InSight Mars lander, showing dust-caked solar panels that blend into the surrounding regolith. The InSight mission is expected to end this year, and the lander will need all of its remaining power to gather as much scientific data as possible. In a press … Read more

Mars Has Auroras Without a Global Magnetic Field, And We Finally Know How

Earth’s auroras are a glorious wonder, but our planet isn’t the only place in the Solar System where these phenomena can be found. An atmospheric glow, albeit sometimes in invisible wavelengths, has been spotted at every planet except Mercury, and even some moons of Jupiter… and even a comet. But Mars is where it gets … Read more

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

Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole by EHT, Russia’s ISS Bluff, Ingenuity’s Problems | Space Bites

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Spotted a ‘Doorway’ on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover took a photo of a Lovecraftian feature on the surface of Mars last week: a seemingly rectangular and shadowy opening in the planet’s exposed rock that looks as if it leads into the Martian underground. The image was captured on May 7 by the Curiosity rover’s Mastcam while it ascended Mount Sharp. … Read more

‘Monster’ Quake on Mars Is The Biggest Ever Recorded on Another Planet, NASA Says

In terms of seismic events on the red planet (or indeed any other planet besides Earth), this is the biggest one recorded so far: the NASA InSight lander has recorded a ‘monster’ of a marsquake, which is estimated to have hit magnitude 5 on the scale used on Earth. That beats the previous record holder, … Read more

NASA’s InSight Lander Detects Huge Marsquake

NASA’s Insight Mars lander recorded a magnitude 5 quake on the Red Planet last week, the largest such rumble ever observed on another world. The news comes just one week after the lander confirmed the intensities and locations of its previous largest quakes. Those occurred in August and September 2021 and were magnitudes 4.1 and … Read more