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Good Mars climate lets NASA’s InSight lander dwell slightly longer

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Martian climate has given a lander additional time to catch marsquakes.

NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars in November 2018 with instruments meant to assist scientists see deep into the Crimson Planet. InSight runs on daylight and mud has lined its photo voltaic panels, leaving the lander in a position to generate only a tenth of the ability it may harvest as a Martian newcomer. Scientists anticipated that the lander would run out of energy by the top of the summer season, however InSight continues to be eking out science information and will proceed to take action for a number of months to return — probably even into January.

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