Can we save Mars robots from death by dust?

NASA’s Mars InSight lander slowly died of dust last week. For months and months, the robot, built to study tectonic activity on the Red Planet, has been running on less and less energy as the 25-square-foot (4.2 square meters) solar panel disappears. slowly under a thick blanket of dust. . On Wednesday (Dec. 21), NASA announced that it hadn’t heard from the astronaut in days, officially declaring the mission dead.

InSightthat settled in the apartment, which seemed to be of no interest to Elysium Planitiasouth of Mars‘ equator in November 2018, exceeding the expected duration of the mission by two years. However, many questioned whether anything could have been done to save the healthy robot, which was still providing amazing science about life inside Mars.

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