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Science News Roundup: NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect 'marsquakes'

Science News Roundup: NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect 'marsquakes'

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NASA spacecraft nears Red Planet on mission to detect 'marsquakes'

NASA's first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world hurtled closer to Mars on course for a planned touchdown on Monday after a six-month voyage through space. Traveling 301 million miles (548 million km) from Earth, the Mars InSight spacecraft was due to reach its destination on the dusty, rock-strewn surface of the Red Planet at about 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT).

(With inputs from Reuters)

(With inputs from agencies.)

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