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  • Marsquake! NASA's InSight Lander Feels Its 1st Red Planet Tremor

    04/23/2019 9:16:37 PM PDT · by amorphous · 24 replies
    Space.Com ^ | 23 April 2019 | Meghan Bartels
    Scientists just felt the Red Planet move under their feet — robotically from millions of miles away, on the stark surface of Mars. On April 6, NASA's InSight lander sensed its first confirmed marsquake, a phenomenon scientists suspected, but couldn't confirm, occurred on the neighboring planet. Measuring the Martian equivalent of earthquakes, seismic waves traveling through the interior of the planet, was among the lander's key science goals. "We've been waiting months for our first marsquake," Philippe Lognonné, the principal investigator for the seismometer instrument, said in a statement released by the French space agency, which runs the instrument with...
  • InSight Records Sound of Wind on Mars

    12/10/2018 9:43:16 AM PST · by ETL · 2 replies ^ | Dec 10, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    On December 1, 2018, NASA’s InSight lander captured a haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the Martian wind, estimated to be blowing between 10 to 15 mph (5-7 m/sec) from northwest to southeast. The wind was consistent with the direction of dust devil streaks in the landing area, which were observed from orbit. “Capturing this audio was an unplanned treat. But one of the things our mission is dedicated to is measuring motion on Mars, and naturally that includes motion caused by sound waves,” said InSight principal investigator Dr. Bruce Banerdt, a researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.The vibrations...
  • LIFTOFF: NASA's Mars InSight on its way to Red Planet

    05/05/2018 7:30:17 AM PDT · by hapnHal · 21 replies
    5 May 18 | hapnHAL
    NASA's Mars InSight rover is on its way to the red planet. The Atlas V rocket carrying the rover into space launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 4:05 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. Video
  • Where to Watch NASA's InSight Mars Lander Launch from the California Coast

    04/30/2018 7:23:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | April 30, 2018 01:38pm ET | Elizabeth Howell,
    NASA has two official sites from which the public can watch the launch along with NASA/InSight mission team members. There are also are several informal sites where you can gather with local residents to see InSight launch. The agency warns people to be careful of fog and cold in all viewing areas. ...InSight's launch window May 5 through June 8, 2018,"....lasts for 2 hours, until about 6:05 a.m. PDT (9:05 a.m. EDT/1305 GMT). Lompoc City Airport will open its tarmac to the public no earlier than 2:30 a.m. PDT, with launch commentary starting at 3:30 a.m. PDT.... St. Mary's Episcopal...
  • NASA’s Insight Lander Spreads Its Solar Wings. It’ll Fly To Mars In May, 2018

    01/26/2018 8:47:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    May 2018 is the launch window for NASA’s next mission to Mars, the InSight Lander. InSight is the next member of what could be called a fleet of human vehicles destined for Mars. But rather than working on the question of Martian habitability or suitability for life, InSight will try to understand the deeper structure of Mars. InSight stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. InSight will be the first robotic explorer to visit Mars and study the red planet’s deep interior. The work InSight does should answer questions about the formation of Mars, and those...
  • NASA’s InSight beams back breathtakingly clear photo of Mars

    11/27/2018 8:13:31 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 98 replies ^ | 11/27/2018 | Ben Feureherd
    NASA’s spacecraft that landed on Mars on Monday has beamed back its first clear photo of the desolate Red Planet. “There’s a quiet beauty here. Looking forward to exploring my new home,” NASA tweeted late Monday, hours after its new InSight lander touched down. The image came after the rover had earlier sent back a somewhat blurry photo. The space agency said that in the interim, the spacecraft had opened its solar panels, which allowed it to recharge its batteries for the mission.
  • Live(Now): NASA’s InSight spacecraft to make historic landing on Mars(Fox News Video-on YouTube)

    11/26/2018 11:40:35 AM PST · by Revel · 34 replies
    Fox News Video-on YouTube ^ | 11/26/18 | Nasa
    Video courtesy of NASA. NASA’s InSight spacecraft is close to making its historic touchdown on Mars after an epic journey of just over 300 million miles.
  • NASA MARS InSight Mission - November 26, 2018 - Landing Status

    11/26/2018 11:41:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 90 replies
    NASA.Gov ^ | 11/26/18 | NASA
    InSight in Position for Mars Landing November 26 at 10:30 AM PT Mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have completed the final adjustments for landing NASA's InSight spacecraft on Mars. Atmospheric entry is expected around 11:47 a.m. PST (2:47 p.m. EST) and touchdown, about seven minutes later.
  • LIVE THREAD: NASA's White Knuckle Insight Mars landing in approx 1 hour... @ 2:50PM, Eastern

    11/26/2018 11:09:35 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 71 replies
    NASA ^ | 11/26/18
    NASA Live: Watch InSight Mars Landing Online NASA's InSight lander is scheduled to touch down on Mars at approximately 3 p.m. EST, Monday, Nov. 26. NASA TV live coverage of the InSight Mars landing will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. UTC). Follow @NASA and @NASAInSight for #MarsLanding news. See a list or an interactive timeline of landing milestones. News briefings and launch commentary will be streamed on NASA TV, and Monday, Nov. 26, 2 p.m. Eastern: NASA TV live coverage of InSight mission landing on Mars. Live landing commentary runs from 2-3:30 p.m. The Entry, Descent...
  • 'Mars Is Hard': Tension Rises for NASA's InSight Landing on Red Planet

    11/25/2018 5:44:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies ^ | November 25, 2018 03:24pm ET | Mike Wall,
    NASA's InSight Mars lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet tomorrow afternoon (Nov. 26), and mission team members and agency officials are understandably nervous about the make-or-break moment. … The difficulty for landed missions stems chiefly from the fact that Mars features both a relatively strong gravitational pull and a wispy atmosphere, which is just 1 percent as thick as that of Earth, said Tom Hoffman, InSight project manager at JPL. So, approaching spacecraft get accelerated to high speeds and then have a hard time dissipating enough energy to slow down before landing, he explained during today's...
  • Here's How to Watch the Insight Landing on Mars on Monday

    11/25/2018 8:24:07 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 25, 2018 08:25am ET | Yasemin Saplakoglu,
    The InSight (or "Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport") lander will push through Mars' thin atmosphere using small rockets, deploy parachutes to slow its fall to the surface, and then use retro rockets to finally stick the landing. It will take about 6 minutes from the time the lander reaches the Martian atmosphere until it touches down on the surface of the Red Planet. (Of course, this is if everything goes according to plan: For example, the lander may face dust storms in the northern hemisphere where it's aiming to land. According to NASA, these autumn Martian...
  • For NASA's InSight Mars Lander, All Systems Are Go for Monday Touchdown

    11/22/2018 6:58:21 PM PST · by aquila48 · 74 replies ^ | November 21, 2018 | Meghan Bartels
    All systems are go for landing on Mars on Nov. 26, NASA personnel affiliated with the InSight mission confirmed during a pair of news conferences held today (Nov. 21). As of that news conference, the spacecraft had traveled about 295 million miles (475 million kilometers) of the 301 million miles (484 million km) that will make up its total journey. But one of the most serious hurdles remains, the entry, descent and landing process, which will begin at about 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) on Monday (Nov. 26). "My heart is beating inside of my chest like a drum," NASA...
  • How Politics Works

    09/01/2018 4:30:05 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 26 replies
    email from a friend | 9/1/2018 | unknown
  • NASA is headed back to Mars! Saturday 5 May 18

    NASA is headed back to Mars! The InSight spacecraft is scheduled to rocket away from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Saturday morning. Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Atlas 5 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with NASA’s InSight lander heading to Mars to study the red planet’s interior structure. Saturday’s launch is just the first step in InSight’s voyage to Mars. Launching a probe to another planet is not routine, but most scientists will have more butterflies when InSight approaches its destination late this year. Asked whether he will be more nervous during InSight’s...
  • Where Are You from? A Reflection on Recent Tensions over Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity

    01/15/2018 7:38:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-14-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where Are You from? A Reflection on Recent Tensions over Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity Msgr. Charles Pope • January 14, 2018 • A priest friend of mine who immigrated to this country from Jordan back in the 1970s is often asked, “Where are you from?” He humorously answers, “I am from my mother’s womb.”True enough! There is an even more fundamental answer, rooted in Scripture, which speaks to the origin of every human person: You are from the loving will and heart of God. Before you were ever formed in your mother’s womb, God knew you and thought about...
  • President Trump: how & why

    11/15/2016 8:40:20 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 37 replies
    Jonathan Pie ^ | Jonathan Pie
    Freepers, do NOT miss this amazing video by a Brit "Progressive'.... his insight on why Trump won is stunning and already has over 3,000,000 hits. You will be amazed. Watch all 6 will never forget this guy!!
  • NASA calls off next Mars mission; no time to fix leaky seal

    12/22/2015 7:31:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2015 5:54 PM EST | Mike Schneider
    NASA is calling off its next mission to Mars because there isn't enough time to fix a leaky seal on a key science instrument. The InSight spacecraft was set for launch in March. The problem is with a protective pouch around the lander's seismometer, which was designed to measure ground movement on the red planet. NASA managers and French designers of the instrument said Tuesday they must now decide whether the pouch's vacuum seal needs to be repaired, redesigned or the mission scrapped. ...
  • Till We Meet At Jesus Feet

    11/02/2015 8:36:47 AM PST · by Revski · 5 replies
    Good News: This video is created in my living room with a special message to families and all that miss Love Ones that have passed in Christ Jesus. By Revski (o7jimmy)
  • What You Get Is What You See

    09/04/2011 12:55:20 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies
    Notes of an Anesthesioboist ^ | August 27, 2007 | T.
    One time I was doing post-op rounds, dressed in regular / street clothes but with my hospital ID around my neck. One of the women I was visiting spoke only Spanish and was in the midst of sharing a very painful, personal story with me when a medical team of some kind walked in, also on rounds. I was sitting at eye-level with my patient, speaking Spanish to her in a low voice when the group walked in: an elderly male physician in a long white coat; a younger woman, also in a white coat; and a young man, probably...
  • Honda Insight 1.3 IMA SE Hybrid (Hilarious car review!)

    05/18/2009 8:22:32 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 82 replies · 4,213+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | May 17, 2009 | Jeremy Clarkson
    Much has been written about the Insight, Honda’s new low-priced hybrid. We’ve been told how much carbon dioxide it produces, how its dashboard encourages frugal driving by glowing green when you’re easy on the throttle and how it is the dawn of all things. The beginning of days. So far, though, you have not been told what it’s like as a car; as a tool for moving you, your friends and your things from place to place. So here goes. It’s terrible. Biblically terrible. Possibly the worst new car money can buy. It’s the first car I’ve ever considered crashing...