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Mars InSight Lander's 'Mole' Pauses Digging

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InSight lander heat probe

NASA's InSight lander set its heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3), on the Martian surface on Feb. 12, 2019.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/DLR

NASA's Mars InSight lander has a probe designed to dig up to 16 feet (5 meters) below the surface and measure heat coming from inside the planet.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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