NASA announced that the InSight spacecraft, which it sent to Mars in 2018, has run out of power. Actually, this was expected. In the statement made by the institution, it was stated that the final end has come and thus the InSight mission has officially ended.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sent an exploration vehicle called InSight into space in May 2018. InSight's target was Mars, and the spacecraft had officially landed on Mars when the calendars sent November 2018. The spacecraft, which has been working on the Red Planet since that day, has officially reached the final awaited for a while. Announcing that all of InSight's power is gone, NASA announced that the mission has officially ended.
InSight; It was launched to image the surface of Mars, record ground motions, and understand the planet's inner layers. The spacecraft, which has successfully completed the tasks it has undertaken so far, has also experienced problems from time to time. So much so that InSight, which was drilling on the surface of Mars, failed in its mission due to the structure of the soil. Now all of that doesn't matter.
All of InSight's power is gone.
NASA announced that InSight's power has been exhausted and its communication with Earth has been completely cut off. In fact, this statement has been awaited for a long time. Because NASA knew that the power of the spacecraft was running out. Thus, the mission that had been going on for more than 4 years has now come to an end.
*Last photo posted by InSight.
NASA had published a photo and message about InSight a few days ago. That photo you see above was described as the last selfie of the Mars explorer. The post from the NASA InSight Twitter account was as follows:
"My power's really low, so this may be the last image I can send. Don't worry about me though: my time here has been both productive and serene. If I can keep talking to my mission team, I will - but I'll be signing off here soon. Thanks for staying with me."