U.S. geological spacecraft lands on Mars

A spacecraft sent by the U.S. has landed on the surface of Mars to explore the geology of the Red Planet.

American news agency AP reports, that the landing of the robotic geologist InSight spacecraft took place on Monday, November 26 after a six month journey from the Earth.

Confirmation to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration came via radio signals that took more than eight minutes to cross the 160 million kilometers between Mars and Earth, although there was no immediate word on whether the lander was in good working order.

This was NASA’s eighth successful Mars landing since the 1976. The thee-legged, one-armed InSight robot will conducted geological research from the same place for the next two years.

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