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NASA lands on Mars, claims to have spotted ‘alien city’



NASA lands on Mars, claims to have spotted ‘alien city’

Nasa is preparing to land a robotic craft on a mission to Mars, where it will drill deep into the crust of the Red Planet and measure ‘Mars-quakes’ for the first time.

The InSight probe zoomed into the heavens earlier this year aboard a beefy, mega powerful 19-storey-high Atlas 5 rocket.

It will land on November 16 and the space agency is planning to broadcast the event live. Scientists want to examine the rumblings of Mars in a bid to uncover the secrets of its ancient history.

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But the wilder minds of the internet are likely to be interested in the fact it will land in a place where alien hunters claim to have spotted a ‘crashed UFO’ and an ‘extraterrestrial city’.

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It will touch down on a flat, smooth plain close to the planet’s equator called the Elysium Planitia. Once settled, the solar-powered InSight will spend one Martian year (two Earth years) plumbing the depths of the planet’s interior for clues to how Mars took form and, by extension, how the Earth and other rocky planets came into being.

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