Good weather on Mars allows NASA’s InSight lander to live a little longer

Martian weather gave a lander more time to catch the marsquakes.

from NASA InSight Lander landed on March in November 2018 with tools to help scientists see deep inside the Red Planet. InSight runs on sunlight, and dust has coated its solar panels, leaving the lander capable of generating only a tenth of the power it could harvest as a Martian newcomer. Scientists expected the lander run out of power by the end of the summer, but InSight is still collecting scientific data and could continue to do so for several months, even until January.

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