Pink Planet’s huge mud storm weakening as Mars adjustments seasons

A large mud storm on Mars that threatened a NASA lander is lastly fading away.

In late September, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter sounded an alarm for missions learning the crimson planet: a mud storm was brewing. Such storms have a grim popularity amongst floor missions since a storm circling the entire planet ended the solar-powered alternative rover’s mission in 2018. And NASA now has one other solar-powered robotic on the floor to fret about: Its InSight lander. For a couple of weeks, the storm left InSight in peace, however by early October, mud had darkened the skies above it and Spacecraft personnel had been apprehensive their mission would come to an abrupt finish.

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