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

The Martian climate has given a lander more time to capture earthquakes.

NASA Lander InSight landed Mars in November 2018 with tools intended to help scientists see deep into the Red Planet. InSight works in sunlight and dust has coated its solar panels, leaving the lander capable of generating only a tenth of the power it could muster as a newcomer to Mars. Scientists expected it would running out of energy by the end of the summer, but InSight is still collecting scientific data and may continue to do so for several months to come, potentially even as late as January.

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