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NASA to announce fate of tremor-detecting InSight Mars lander

NASA to announce fate of tremor-detecting InSight Mars lander

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Despite being ravaged by dust storms and struggling to stay powered, NASA's InSight Mars lander has managed to keep making scientific findings

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The quake, measured by the lander on May 4, was the most intense detected so far by InSight and shook the red planet for more than 9 hours.

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The craft has met most goals from its two-year mission -- a mission extended through the end of this year

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- but NASA officials say they are concerned if it can keep going because of dust accumulation on its solar panels.

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NASA on Tuesday will offer an update on InSight's power situation -- whether it is generating enough power to continue its mission

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-- and whether anything can be done to improve it, in addition to the lander's overall long-term fate.

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