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    Hello. Is there any hope or expectation that over time Insight's camera lens will be cleaned off..by continued exposure to the Martian atmosphere?

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    Gorn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorn View Post
    Hello. Is there any hope or expectation that over time Insight's camera lens will be cleaned off..by continued exposure to the Martian atmosphere?

    Thank you
    Bye
    Gorn
    If it's that first picture you're worried about, it was taken through a transparent protective cover, which I believe has now been moved asode.
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    This camera (I assume IDC, Instrument Deployment Camera) has clean pictures:
    https://mars.nasa.gov/system/resourc...insight-16.gif

    However, the ICC (instrument context camera) still -or again, as it's very close to the ground- has a lot of dust on it, even after tossing the lens cover:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/9b2MN.png

    Dust devils might clean that, or make it worse.

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