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Result's of InSight's first hammering attempt, sol 92

Result's of InSight's first hammering attempt, sol 92

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Result's of InSight's first hammering attempt, sol 92
InSight's mole hammered away for four hours on sol 92 (1 March 2019), but didn't penetrate very far because it encountered a rock, a complication that wasn't unexpected. The effort shifted the position of the instrument housing by 2 centimeters. More hammering is planned, and the probe should be able to continue burying itself.

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Original image data dated on or about March 1, 2019

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