Feb. 28, 2020

NASA published a set of six papers to reveal findings of NASA’s InSight lander mission.


  • Name: InSight is an acronym for “Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport”.

  • Agencies involved: This mission is part of “NASA's Discovery Program.”

  • Significance: It is the first mission to study in-depth the "inner space" of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core.

  • Mission Objectives: InSight won’t be looking for life on Mars. Instead It will study its insides i.e. it seeks to understand the formation and evolution of terrestrial planets through investigation of the interior structure and processes of Mars.

  • Timeline: The mission successfully landed at Elysium Planitia on Mars in November 2018.