Desperate times call for desperate measures and NASA is no exception. The US space agency issued some self-destructive instructions to its Mars lander after it became stuck.
NASA engineers say they’ve fixed the Mars lander by telling it to hit itself with a shovel.
The InSight lander, which is currently on Mars, faced unexpected problems when its 38-centimetre digging probe became stuck in the soil.
After a few failed attempts, the lander was freed – thanks to NASA encouraging it to “hit itself” with the jackhammer-like shovel.