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businessinsider.com - Morgan McFall-Johnsen - NASA ending InSight Mars mission early due to dusty solar panels
NASA ending InSight Mars mission early due to dusty solar panels
Business Insider

NASA plans to shut down its InSight lander on Mars as it runs out of power this summer. Dust accumulated on the lander's solar panels, cutting its energy production and science activities. InSight detected more than 1,300 Mars quakes and mapped the…

axios.com - Sophia Cai - White House tries to soothe China solar panel probe fallout
White House tries to soothe China solar panel probe fallout
Axios

White House officials told Democratic senators they're committed to resolving the uncertainty the solar industry is facing because of an investigation into whether China is secretly manufacturing solar panels destined for U.S. markets, Axios has…

theregister.com - Katyanna Quach - NASA's InSight doomed as Mars dust coats solar panels
NASA's InSight doomed as Mars dust coats solar panels
The Register

The Martian InSight lander will no longer be able to function within months as dust continues to pile up on its solar panels, starving it of energy, NASA reported on Tuesday. Launched from Earth in 2018, the six-metre-wide machine's mission was…

cnn.com - By Ashley Strickland, CNN  - Decreasing power will end the NASA InSight lander's Mars mission this summer
Decreasing power will end the NASA InSight lander's Mars mission this summer
CNN

(CNN) The NASA InSight lander, which has been revealing the mysterious interior of Mars since 2018, is coming to an end. Due to a decreasing power supply, the mission will cease scientific operations by the end of late summer, said Kathya Zamora…

phys.org - Science X staff - NASA's InSight still hunting marsquakes as power levels diminish
NASA's InSight still hunting marsquakes as power levels diminish
Phys.org

Dusty solar panels and darker skies are expected to bring the Mars lander mission to a close around the end of this year. NASA's InSight Mars lander is gradually losing power and is anticipated to end science operations later this summer. By…

nytimes.com - Kenneth Chang - NASA Starts Countdown to Robotic Mission's End on Mars
NASA Starts Countdown to Robotic Mission's End on Mars
The New York Times

NASA's InSight spacecraft is not quite dead yet. But InSight, a stationary robotic probe on Mars, has been steadily growing weaker as dust accumulates on its solar panels. Mission managers predict that by late summer it will not have enough energy…

nytimes.com - Thomas L. Friedman - Opinion | Why Do We Swallow What Big Oil and the Green Movement Tell Us?
Opinion | Why Do We Swallow What Big Oil and the Green Movement Tell Us?
The New York Times

It has long been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. By that definition, we're the ones detached from reality if we keep accepting what the oil industry and the green…

gizmodo.com - The InSight Mars Lander Mission Will End This Year, NASA Says
The InSight Mars Lander Mission Will End This Year, NASA Says
Gizmodo

NASA officials announced in a press conference today that the InSight lander on Mars will likely stop operating at the end of 2022, following three years of scientific work on the surface of the Red Planet. InSight arrived on Mars in November 2018…

digitaltrends.com - Trevor Mogg - NASA's InSight Mars lander will soon succumb to dust
NASA's InSight Mars lander will soon succumb to dust
Digital Trends

NASA's InSight lander is set to end operations on Mars after four years of service. At a special meeting of key InSight mission personnel on Tuesday, May 17, it was confirmed that increasing amounts of dust on the lander's two 7-feet-wide solar…

space.com - Elizabeth Howell - NASA's Mars lander InSight has only a few months to live on the Red Planet
NASA's Mars lander InSight has only a few months to live on the Red Planet
Space

NASA's Marsquake-seeking lander is squeezing out as much science as possible amid dwindling power supplies, but it likely only has a few months left for its mission. The Mars lander InSight is battling a long-term accumulation of dust on its solar…

www.gov.uk - Northern Ireland Protocol: Foreign Secretary's statement, 17 May 2022
Northern Ireland Protocol: Foreign Secretary's statement, 17 May 2022
GOV.UK

Mr Speaker, I would like to update the House on the Northern Ireland Protocol, and to lay out the next steps. Our first priority is to uphold the Belfast Good Friday Agreement in all its dimensions. That agreement put in place a new arrangement for…

forbes.com - Jamie Carter - Our 'Marsquake' Mission On The Red Planet Will Bite The Dust By Mid-July Says NASA
Our 'Marsquake' Mission On The Red Planet Will Bite The Dust By Mid-July Says NASA
Forbes

When NASA sent its InSight lander to Mars in 2018 it knew it may have to land during a dust storm. Its heat shield was thick to withstand being “sandblasted” by suspended dust and it had a super-strong parachute to cope with the extra…

thenextweb.com - Cate Lawrence - This teensy solar EV could be the future of city driving
This teensy solar EV could be the future of city driving
The Next Web

Let us introduce you to the SQUAD Solar City Car, a new vehicle launched this week in the Netherlands. It targets people seeking a car for short urban trips — and, even better, you can drive one without a driver's license in many countries.

phys.org - Science X staff - NASA's InSight lander: The lonely fate of a robot on Mars
NASA's InSight lander: The lonely fate of a robot on Mars
Phys.org

Covered in the red dust that sealed its fate, the NASA InSight lander is slowly shutting down, more than 250 million kilometers from home. With its solar panels now obscured by the red planet's debris, the four-year-old robot is running out of…

globalatlanta.com - Trevor Williams - Korea's Qcells to Nearly Double Solar Panel Capacity in Dalton With $170M Investment
Korea's Qcells to Nearly Double Solar Panel Capacity in Dalton With $170M Investment
Global Atlanta

South Korea-based Hanwha Solutions is slated to nearly double production at its Qcells solar-panel factory in Dalton, investing $170 million and adding an undisclosed number of workers to the 750 already employed at the site. The move is part of…

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