Members of the InSight mission team are using a break in spacecraft operations to study new ways to get one of the spacecraft’s key instruments to resume burrowing into the Martian surface.
Scientists and engineers involved with InSight’s Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package instrument have been working for the last several months to get the instrument’s probe, or “mole,” to start moving into the surface again. The mole, intended to hammer to a depth of five meters below the surface, stopped in early March only about 30 centimeters below the surface.
Looks like Mars is not Geologically quiet as some people would believe. Don't know if that means that Mars's inner core is still active or there is some other forces at work that need further investigation.
Going to miss Mars Odyssey, though I still have Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to follow.The new budget request includes a massive cut to Mars Odyssey that effectively ends its mission.www.space.com
According to the above article it now looks like there was not a stone below where the Mole was digging down, so it must have been another problem that caused the Mole to stop working. This mystery gets stranger and stranger.