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Not To Look For Life But To Explore Beyond, NASA's InSight Lands Safely On The Red Planet

After six-month long journey, NASA's spacecraft landed on Mars, on Monday!

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On November 26, 2018, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration- NASA's spacecraft safely landed on the red planet Mars after a long journey of 6 months and 300 million miles.

The spacecraft touched down on Mars at 2.47 PM EST not to explore life on the planet, but to investigate all the undiscovered aspects that exist on Mars. Through this mission, NASA aims to explore the deepest interior of the planet.

"We've studied Mars from orbit and from the surface since 1965, learning about its weather, atmosphere, geology and surface chemistry," said Lori Glaze, acting director of the Planetary Science Division in NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

"Now we finally will explore inside Mars and deepen our understanding of our terrestrial neighbour as NASA prepares to send human explorers deeper into the solar system," he added.

Read further to know what exactly is this landing about: