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NASA InSight Team on Course for Mars Touchdown

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InSight entry, descent, landing

Image from the Mars Odyssey orbiter took this image of the target landing site for NASA's InSight lander.Artist's impression shows the major interior layers of Earth, Mars and the Moon.NASA's InSight Mars Lander in fully landed configuration in the clean roomAn artist's impression of NASA InSight's entry, descent and landing at Mars This artist's illustration shows NASA's four successful Mars roversNASA Science missions circle the Earth, the Sun, the Moon, Mars and many other destinations within our Solar SystemThis artist's concept depicts the smooth, flat ground that dominates the landing site for NASA's InSight landerThis map shows the temperature of the Martian atmosphere 16 miles above the surface An artist's impression of NASA InSight's entry, descent and landing at Mars, scheduled for Nov. 26, 2018.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft is on track for a soft touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet on Nov. 26, the Monday after Thanksgiving.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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