InSight End of Mission: Our Time on Mars
The InSight Mission to Mars began its journey to the Red Planet in May 2018. Upon its arrival in November 2018, InSight began an ambitious mission to reveal the internal structure of Mars. The lander detected more than 1,000 marsquakes, studied the Martian weather, and even found magnetic “ghosts” from an old electrical field. The mission ended four years after it began, when the solar panels finally succumbed to the accumulation of Martian dust that prevented them from generating power.
- Dr. Mark Panning, InSight project scientist, NASA JPL
- Dr. Ingrid Daubar, InSight participating scientist, NASA JPL
- Marc Razze, office of communications and education, NASA JPL
- Sarah Marcotte, Mars public engagement, NASA JPL