NASA’s InSight Mars lander will soon succumb to dust : gadgets


InSight has been gradually losing power due to an accumulation of dust on its solar panels that has gradually blocked out sunlight. When it arrived on Mars in 2018, the panels produced around 5,000 watt-hours each Martian day (a touch longer than an Earth day ), but today they’re producing around 500 watt-hours per Martian day. Offering some context, NASA says these kinds of energy levels would power an electric oven for 100 minutes and 10 minutes, respectively.


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