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Nasa’s latest Mars craft nears landing for unprecedented seismic mission

Nasa’s first spacecraft built to explore the deep interior of another world streaked toward a landing scheduled for Monday on a vast, barren plain on Mars, carrying instruments to detect planetary heat and seismic rumblings never measured anywhere but Earth. After sailing 301 million miles (548 million km) on a six-month voyage through deep space, the robotic lander InSight was ... Read More »

Nasa’s Odyssey Spacecraft to Complete 60,000 Orbits Around Mars on Tuesday

Nasa’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft will reach a major milestone on June 23, when it completes its 60,000th orbit since arriving at the Red Planet in 2001.Odyssey began orbiting Mars almost 14 years ago, on October 23, 2001. Named after the best-selling novel “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke, Odyssey on December 15, 2010, became the longest-operating spacecraft ever ... Read More »