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The InSight wind and thermal shield skirt relaxes

The InSight wind and thermal shield skirt relaxes

NASA / JPL-Caltech / IPGP

The InSight wind and thermal shield skirt relaxes
InSight's SEIS instrument wind and thermal shield includes a "skirt" made of gold-coated thermal blanket material, with a hem of chain mail. The weight of the chain mail pulls down on the thermal blanketing, slowly expanding it over the course of two Martian days.

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Original image data dated on or about February 3, 2019

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