June 28, 2022

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Mars Insight has a few months to live on the red planet

Mars Insight has a few months to live on the red planet

NASA’s Mars earthquake-hunting lander is squeezing as much science as possible amid dwindling power supplies, but it likely only has a few months left for its mission.

The Mars probe InSight It combats long-term dust buildup on solar panels and drops to one-tenth of its available downward power of 5,000 watt-hours, officials said at a press conference on Tuesday (May 17).