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December 24, 2022

NASA's InSight Retired

After 4 Years of Service, Seismic Lander Tunes Out for Good

NASA’s InSight has seen the end of its service after the lander remains unresponsive for 2 consecutive attempts. Insight controllers at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California have slowly watched the lander's solar arrays gather layer after layer of thick martian dust, choking off InSight's power supply. They now suspect that its power banks are entirely depleted, with little recourse to recharge them.

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