Shepparton News

Lander due to arrive

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NASA’s first robotic lander, designed to study the deep interior of a distant world, was due to arrive at Mars about 7 am today.

The lander has spent almost seven months travelling through space and had a wild ride to the surface, plummeting through the atmosphere at more than 19 000 km an hour.

The mission of the InSight lander is to measure the temperatur­e of the red planet and listen for any earthquake­s or ‘mars-quakes’, which can help scientists to understand more about the interior of the planet.

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