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Good Martian weather keeps NASA’s InSight lander alive longer

Martian weather gave the lander extra time to catch Martian earthquakes.

NASA’s InSight lander landed on Mars In November 2018, use tools designed to help scientists gain insight into the Red Planet. InSight runs on sunlight, and dust coats its solar panels, which allows the lander to generate only one-tenth the energy it could get as a newcomer to Mars.Scientists expect the lander to out of battery By the end of summer, InSight is still working to acquire scientific data, and will likely continue to do so in the coming months — possibly even into January.

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