The drill of the InSight mission is suspended due to the stone in the Martian soil

In four hours, the InSight device drilled a 50 cm hole in the Martian soil, after which the drill stumbled upon

obstacle - a large stone or some other dense rock. Now engineers are calculating how to continue the mission - start drilling a new well or try to move the stone.

As part of the mission, InSight should drill a well 5 m deep to study the heat flow of Mars.

The InSight space probe lands on MarsNovember 26 at 22:50 Moscow time. The InSight mission is designed for 720 days. During this time, the probe will study the seismic activity of the planet. Scientists may be able to detect accumulations of liquid water or ice beneath the surface of Mars.

You can see the live broadcast of the landing and the first shots of the dust storm in the “Hightech” material.