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>> Touchdown confirmed.>> InSight is on the surface of Mars!>>
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>> Celebratory hugs and cheers Monday, after NASA's InSight lander touched down safely on the surface of Mars, ready to explore the red planet's core for the first time.>> 20 meters.>> It all came down to a hair-raising six and a half minute descent, the 880 pound craft slowing from 12,000 miles per hour to 0.
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A giant parachute and retro rockets bringing the $800 million craft to a gentle landing.>> Lift off.>> After a six-month, 300 million mile journey, the lander will now spend two Earth years on Mars using a French-built seismometer to study Mars quakes. Instruments will burrow up to 16 feet underground to learn more about the planet's previously unseen interior.
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NASA scientists hope to discover clues to how Mars was formed and how it differs from our own planet.