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NASA's Insight Lander has just won an Emmy



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InSight's solar panels appear in this image of Mars on December 7th.


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NASA's Insight Lander has been struggling on Mars, to remove its "mole" from the Martian soil. That's the bad news.

The good news? The Insight Lander is now an Emmy winner!

The Sunday's Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored NASA with "Outstanding Original Interactive Program" for reporting on Insight Lander's journey to Mars. The prize was awarded for, among other things, his tireless coverage of online, social media and television.

"Congratulations to those involved in coverage of news, the Internet, education, television and social media Contributing to this landing on the Red Planet, "tweeted NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in response.

The Insight Lander's mission to Mars is to use a seismometer to measure seismic activity and provide accurate 3D models of the planet's interior. As mentioned above, things are not exactly as planned . But even if Insight can not remove the mole currently on the Martian soil, there are many other scientific discoveries that keep him stuck, including the measurement of Marsquakes.

NASA, in partnership with SpaceX, won a second Emmy in the Outstanding Interactive Program category for coverage of the SpaceX Crew Dragon flight to the International Space Station.


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