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    NASA’s Insight Robot Lands Safely on Mars

    The space station’s mission control was reportedly in triumphant spirits as news came through of the probe’s safe landing Monday as planned, and following preparations to get it through seven minutes of terror past Mars’s atmosphere. Its next ordeal is to deploy its solar panels, generating power so it can operate and carry out its mission – to find out more about Mars’s interior. Deploying a seismometer, a heat probe known as a German mole and the use of radio transmissions, it will gather information about how the fourth planet from the sun’s core is structured.

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