It’s been only a week since NASA’s InSight landed on Mars and it’s already setting records. According to Space.com, the lander generated more electrical power in one day than any other previous Mars probe has in the past. More specifically, InSight generated 4,588 watt-hours on its first sol (Martian day), which is significantly more than the 2,806 watt-hours Curiosity generated during its stay on the Red Planet. InSight uses two solar arrays that are 7-feet wide each when opened. The panels provide 600 to 700 watts of on a clear day, which is enough to power a kitchen blender, says NASA. On days when the panels are covered with dust—a common occurrence on Mars—the panels manage to provide 200 to 300 watts.
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