NASA's InSight lander set its Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3) on the Martian surface


NASA's InSight lander continues to ramp up for the science phase of its mission, having now dropped its the second instrument pack on the Martian surface. Images sent back by the unmanned probe confirm that the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) had been placed within a meter of the previously deployed seismometer. When operational, the HP3 will drill deeper into the Red Planet than any previous attempt.

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