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The InSight wind and thermal shield skirt relaxes

The InSight wind and thermal shield skirt relaxes
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. NASA / JPL-Caltech / IPGP

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