A composite image of Olympus Mons on Mars, the tallest known volcano and mountain in the Solar System. Author: NASA

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Illustration of NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) Credits: NASA

NASA Sets Sights on May 5 Launch of InSight Mars Mission

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An artist’s rendition of the InSight lander - which will collect data on what’s inside the planet Mars. NASA

A brief history of Martian exploration – as the InSight Lander prepares to launch

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Two 2001 images from the Mars Orbiter Camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor orbiter show a dramatic change in the planet's appearance when haze raised by dust-storm activity in the south became globally distributed. The images were taken about a month apart. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Dust Storms Linked to Gas Escape from Mars Atmosphere

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