NASA’s Mars InSight Lander Team Gives Up On Digging

A model of the InSight lander's digging arm.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA’s Mars InSight lander mission team has ceased long-running efforts to deploy the spacecraft’s novel Heat Flow and Physical Properties Probe (HP3) or “mole”—a subsurface sensor provided by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to measure heat flowing up from the planet’s interior. The unanticipated...

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