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InSight Surface Operations, 26 Nov 2018-
Phil Stooke
post Mar 28 2021, 06:20 PM
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More digging on sol 829. Details will follow.
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Two passes of the scoop join and extend the previous trenches, providing a big soil pile to dump on the tether.
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IDC frame from sol 830, in a change from recent scrapping / scooping activities adjacent to SEIS, the robotic arm camera was pointed towards the horizon.
Pure guess: possible Tau measurement?
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2 more strong "earth-like" quakes were detected: mag 3.3 and 3.1, which are strong enough to refract around the interior of Mars

https://scitechdaily.com/mars-quake-nasas-i...quakes-on-mars/
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And in other news from InSight, here is a comparison of images of its parachute taken at roughly 12 month intervals. The first is not long after landing. The second shows the parachute folded over itself, and the third shows the parachute moved northeast with a hint that it scraped over the ground a bit to leave a mark.

Most Mars parachutes for which we have multiple images show this sort of movement, so it's nothing remarkable... except that it does show the potential for relatively strong wind gusts in the area. If we could just get one to clean those solar panels!

The distance from backshell to parachute is about 20 m.

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