Engineers have created a rover, capable of digging holes for the soil by turning the wheels

At present, most rovers, whose tasks include taking soil samples from shallow depths, are forced to

Assemble it with tools that look like a scoop.from a depth of no more than 4.5 cm.

Researchers have proposed to use for the fencesoil from a greater depth of the wheel apparatus. They created and tested a model of a rover, capable of creating wheeled trenches of different depths - up to 60 cm.

Earlier it was reported that the drill machine InSight notcould penetrate to a depth of more than 50 cm in the Martian soil due to the fact that the soil in this area is a solid layer of Durikrast about 20 cm thick, which consists of sand grains stuck together. The robotic arm of the machine will help to continue drilling.