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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight lander after it has deployed its instruments on the Martian surface. InSight successfully landed on our planetary neighbor on Nov. 26, 2018, executing a perfect landing.

NASA's InSight mission made a dramatic entrance into the red planet's atmosphere on Nov. 26, 2018. HowStuffWorks explains what InSight will be up to.

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