NASA

WHAT LIES BENEATH

NASA’s Mars InSight robot was supposed to burrow beneath the Red Planet’s surface to unlock some of its mysteries. But it keeps popping out—and now NASA is trying a risky fix.

THEY’RE OUT THERE

First contact looks more and more likely. But if we’re going to find extraterrestrial life in the 2020s, we might need to switch up exactly where, and how, we’re looking.