NASA’s InSight Nears End of the Line Written 3 November 2022


InSight Lander | NASA/JPL-Caltech

SPACE reports, “So much dust is choking off the solar power supply to NASA’s InSight lander that the Mars mission, which is operating well past its expiration date, is expected to fall silent very soon.” The craft is expected to run out of power in the next few weeks. InSight has been operating on Mars since it landed in 2018 – on a mission to help measure the interior of the red planet. The craft initially was supposed to last two years, but has far exceeded expectations.
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