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

Reuters Pasadena, California, United States Published: Nov 26, 2018, 02:05 PM(IST)

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. Travelling 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).

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