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NASA ready to study heart of Mars

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NASA is gearing up for its next mission to Mars. 

The space agency is taking on its first mission -- to explore the red planet's deep interior.

It's been decades in the making.

The mission will also be NASA's first time putting a seismometer, which measures quakes, on the soil of another planet since the Apollo moon landings.

It's on track to launch as early as May 5th.

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