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NASA's Mars InSight Flexes Its Arm

6 Dec 2018, 18:24 UTC
NASA's Mars InSight Flexes Its Arm NASA/JPL-Caltech

New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting.

With a reach of nearly 6 feet (2 meters), the arm will be used to pick up science instruments from the lander's deck, gently setting them on the Martian surface at Elysium Planitia, the lava plain where InSight touched down on Nov. 26.

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