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Mars InSight Lander's 'Mole' Pauses Digging

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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