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NASA’s Mars lander is in emergency hibernation — and it could die | TheHill – The Hill

NASA’s InSight needs to charge its batteries or it will die in space.



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NASA’s InSight Mars lander has to conserve its batteries, otherwise it will die on Mars.
InSight is powered by solar energy, which it absorbs through a two-meter panel. However, Marss unpredictable weather recently a lack of wind where InSight resides are threatening the landers lifespan.
Powerful gusts of wind, known as cleaning events are needed to blow Martian dust off InSights solar panels, Business Insider reports. But these winds have not been sweeping Elysium Planitia, where Insight is,…

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