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NASA’s latest Mars

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unparalleled seismic mission

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A model of NASA's Mars Insight spacecraft, which is the first one made to study the planet's subsurface environments.

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The first spacecraft that NASA built was made to explore other planets.

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It had instruments that could measure the heat of the planet

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and the vibrations of the Earth's crust, which had never been done before.

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It took small steps toward a landing and set up a time for Monday on the vast, barren plain of Mars.

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Whether and how the NASA spacecraft responded to them In May

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a probe was sent from California to the International Space Station.

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NASA scientists expect to see more than a hundred earthquakes on their mission to Mars.

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But Insight is expected to give the first definitive information about how earthquakes happen on planets other than Earth.

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