Can we save the Martian robots from death by dust?

Can we save the Martian robots from death by dust?

NASA’s Mars InSight probe died a slow death from dust last week. For months, the robot, built to study tectonic activity on the Red Planet, has been running on less and less power as its 25-square-foot (4.2-square-meter) solar power array wears out gradually under a thick blanket of dust. . On Wednesday (Dec. 21), NASA announced that it had not heard from the lander in days, officially declaring the mission dead.

perspicacityWhich one landed in the plain and seemingly uninteresting basin of Elysium Planitiasouth of March‘ Ecuador in November 2018, he exceeded the planned duration of his mission by two years. Still, many questioned whether anything could have been done to save the perfectly healthy robot, which had been providing groundbreaking science on the inner life of Mars.

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