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A sharp-angled, tabular iceberg floats among sea ice just off of the Larsen C ice shelf in the northern Antarctic Peninsula. Picture taken on Oct. 16. (NASA / Jeremy Harbeck)
A NASA spacecraft tasked with exploring the interior of Mars has touched down on the planet's surface after a dangerous six-minute descent into the red colored atmosphere.
Six years after NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars in what has gone down in history as the seven minutes of terror, scientists are about to attempt to land a new spacecraft on the Red Planet, ABC News Reported.
The Mars InSight lander, which blasted off in May, is due to touchdown tomorrow morning (November 27) just before 7:00am AEDT.
US space agency NASA believes it can put humans on Mars within 25 years but the technological and medical hurdles are immense, reported Aljazeera.
Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on the Red Planet, top NASA officials said on Tuesday.