• Home
  • Earth and Planetary Interiors Theme News
Citizen / General public
Researcher
Student / Future student
Company
Public partner
Journalist
Teacher / Pupil

Earth and Planetary Interiors Theme News

The SEIS seismometer has now landed on Mars

19 December 2018

General public, Observatories, Press, Research

The SEIS seismometer has now landed on Mars

NASA has just successfully landed the InSight probe's SEIS seismometer on Mars. This is the first time in the history of the conquest of space that an...

InSight's instrument drop-off area has been reproduced on Earth

15 December 2018

General public, Observatories, Press, Research

InSight's instrument drop-off area has been reproduced on Earth

Shortly after landing on November 26th, the InSight probe began to map in detail the few square metres of south-facing terrain just in front of the ro...

The HiRise super-camera locates InSight on the surface of Mars

06 December 2018

General public, Observatories, Press, Research

The HiRise super-camera locates InSight on the surface of Mars

The exact location of the InSight lander on the surface of the Red Planet has just been determined thanks to the HiRise super-camera on NASA's Mars Re...

First sound recordings of Mars by the InSight probe

01 December 2018

General public, Observatories, Press, Research

First sound recordings of Mars by the InSight probe

The short-period (SP) sensors on the SEIS seismometer and the ultrasensitive pressure sensor on InSight's APSS weather station have probably just retu...

The IPGP logo is now on Mars!

26 November 2018

General public, Observatories, Press, Research

The IPGP logo is now on Mars!

The logos of the space laboratories, including the Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris, that built the SEIS seismometer or produced its onboard sof...

Landing of InSight probe

16 November 2018

Observatories, Press

Landing of InSight probe

After years of research, months of fine-tuning, thousands of working hours, a journey of 485 million kilometers, and "7 minutes of terror", the InSigh...

InSight launch

05 May 2018

Events, Observatories, Press

InSight launch

At 4:05 am (Pacific time) on Saturday May 5, the Atlas V rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, sending the InSight probe to Ma...

InSight press conference

03 May 2018

Events, Observatories, Press

InSight press conference

Two days before the launch of the InSight mission, NASA organised a major press conference at the Vandenberg military base. Scientists and managers fr...

The study of Martian dunes to help better model the global climate circulation of Mars

26 April 2018

General public, Press, Research

The study of Martian dunes to help better model the global climate circulation of Mars

Dune systems provide unique information about wind regimes on the surface of planetary bodies where there are no direct meteorological data as on Eart...

IPGP's final tests on the seismic sensors of the SEIS Martian seismometer on the InSight mission

23 October 2017

General public, Observatories, Press, Research

IPGP's final tests on the seismic sensors of the SEIS Martian seismometer on the InSight mission

On October 5th, 2017, the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) reached another key milestone for the InSight mission, delivering the spare mo...

The first steps in Earth core weather forecasting

27 January 2016

Press, Research

The first steps in Earth core weather forecasting

Why has the Earth's magnetic field intensity decreased by 10% between 1840 and the present day? Will the South-Atlantic anomaly in this field, above w...