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NASA’s InSight Probe touches down on Mars, already Tweeting photos

NASA says it’s landed its spacecraft on Mars, but it will take time before it’s ready to explore the planet’s interior.

Cheers erupted among scientists who had waited in white-knuckle suspense for flight controllers to announced the probe had touched down as planned.

The spacecraft is designed to drill down into Mars’ interior over a two-year mission.

It will detect marsquakes, meteor strikes and other seismic activity.

And the InSight Probe has already begun Tweeting photos…

Monash University Astronomer Michael Brown tells Chris Smith it’s groundbreaking.

“It’s the first probe that’s going to peer inside, in detail, into Mars, and I think we’re going to learn a lot from it.”

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