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NASA has announced the landing of the spacecraft Insight on Mars to explore the interior of the Red Planet.
The Associated Press quoted the flight observers as saying that the Insight vehicle landed on the planet's surface Monday after a dangerous landing across the Martian sky.
The source said that the assertion came via radio signals lasting more than eight minutes to cross nearly 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) between Mars and Earth.
There was no immediate explanation as to whether the spacecraft was in good working condition, but NASA satellites around Mars would provide everything new, according to the agency itself.
According to CNN After seven months of traveling through space, the NASA InSight mission has landed on Mars. A few minutes after landing, InSight sent the official "beep" to NASA to signal that it was alive and well, including a photo of the Martian surface where it landed.
Mission Control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory exploded into celebratory applause and cheers after the touchdown was confirmed. The landing was watched around the world and even broadcast live on the Nasdaq Stock Market tower in New York City's Times Square.
"InSight will study the interior of Mars and will teach us valuable science as we prepare to send astronauts to the Moon and later to Mars. This accomplishment represents the ingenuity of America and our international partners, and it serves as a testament to the dedication and perseverance of our team. The best of NASA is yet to come, and it is coming soon."
nSight, or Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is going to explore a part of Mars that we know the least about: its deep interior. It launched May 5. InSight will spend two years investigating the interior where the building blocks below the planet's surface recorded its history.