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NASA Engineers Try To Remedy Stuck Probe On Mars

Support structure for the thermal probe called "the mole."
NASA/JPL-Caltech
Support structure for the thermal probe called "the mole."

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Corrected: June 11, 2019 at 10:00 PM MDT
We incorrectly say mission managers plan to move a support structure out of the way this week. They're actually planning to do it sometime later in June.
Joe Palca
Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.