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InSight Surface Operations, 26 Nov 2018-
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post Jan 8 2020, 11:46 PM
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not much going on mole-wise, so looking for environmental subtleties, here's ten frames from 14 sols: 383//385//387/388/389/390/391///394/395/396 all are taken at within one second of each other 15:53:49 to highlight any wind effects as well as some unexpectedly noticeable seasonal illumination changes.
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post Jan 9 2020, 12:51 AM
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Seems like the scoop is getting a bit dusty?
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post Jan 9 2020, 09:57 PM
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pretty much all was deposited between sol383 and sol385 must have been a particularly windy sol to have kicked up that much, but unfortunately the date range has cycled out (where to find full data?) so cant tell if those sols had anything above the normal max gusts...
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post Jan 12 2020, 08:32 AM
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Hammer attempt? Sol 400 Scoop movement, but I don't see any obvious movement by the mole.

Processed frames used to assemble this animated GIF using the three frames where there was movement. I guess other frames maybe in the pipeline?

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post Jan 12 2020, 04:56 PM
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Putting more pressure on the mole at this stage, I think, with a hammer to follow.

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and back up again : (


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post Jan 20 2020, 05:21 PM
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This time they got some imagery of the mole coming back up while the mole's unintended ascent was happening. That may not lead to a solution but at least it's more informative than hammering for a long time and then seeing that it backed far out of the hole.
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Such frustrating antics, seems to just be jumping atop the infill it dislodges by hammering, that soil behavior might not be any different even if it were able to get a dozen or more centimeters deeper, so what now? Since the arm pressure cant follow as the mole and pit conditions change, they might be able to instead just go about it very slowly, repositioning the arm after even very small hammering sequences, who knows..
Here's a gif of that sol407 sequence:
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