Can Mars have Solar Panels?
I need to know


  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean? Mars is a planet. You can put solar panels on Mars to power things, but the planet itself doesn't need solar panels. It's a planet. $\endgroup$
    – Phiteros
    May 2, 2018 at 22:57
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    $\begingroup$ You probably mean, "Can solar panels work at Mars?" Yes. They've been doing that for over two decades now, and the Juno spacecraft is using solar power all the way out at Jupiter. $\endgroup$ May 2, 2018 at 23:12

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Opportunity and Spirit say yes.

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    $\begingroup$ Sojurner was there before and also says yes. The lander Phoenix was also solar powered. $\endgroup$
    – Uwe
    May 3, 2018 at 10:27

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