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

Reuters Pasadena, California, United States 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).