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Orbiter spots InSight on Mars as heat probe resumes hammering

17 Oct 2019, 13:44 UTC
Orbiter spots InSight on Mars as heat probe resumes hammering NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

After months of troubleshooting, engineers apparently have managed to coax a German temperature probe to resume its hammering into the martian surface, using the InSight lander’s robot arm to press down on nearby soil, increasing friction and helping the device continue is mole-like digging.

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