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InSight's 300-million-mile journey to Mars has ended with a safe landing

After traveling 300 million miles through the solar system, NASA's InSight spacecraft descended through the Martian sky Monday and touched down safely on the smooth surface of Elysium Planitia at 11:53 a.m. PST.

The news brought cheers, high-fives and fist-bumps from the scientists and engineers assembled at the Jet

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