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Julia Rosen

Julia Rosen is a science reporter for the Los Angeles Times writing from Portland, Ore. She became a journalist after getting her PhD in geology, and was an AAAS Mass Media Fellow at The Times in 2014. After that, she worked as a freelancer, covering earth and environmental science, and what happens when science and society collide. Her writing has appeared in Nature, Science, High Country News, National Geographic and many other publications.
InSight's 300-million-mile journey to Mars has ended with a safe landing, NASA says

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 on Monday.

Apollo missions to the moon set the stage for InSight's mission to Mars

On Monday, Mars InSight will touch down on the Red Planet, giving scientists a glimpse inside a planet that isn’t Earth. But this will not be first time they’ve peeked under the hood of another object in the solar system. The Apollo missions first did that nearly 50 years ago on the moon.

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