Dust Prompts Early End To NASA’s Extended Mars InSight Mission

Mars Insight dust analysis
Credit: NASA/Caltech-JPL
Science operations aboard NASA’s Mars InSight lander are expected to stop by late summer rather than year-end due to an accumulation of dust on the lander’s two circular solar arrays. The dust dramatically limits the electrical power the arrays can generate for Insight’s seismometer, camera and...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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