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Red Planet Arrival: NASA's MRO Spacecraft Enters Mars Orbit

NASA Mars Probe on Target for Orbital Arrival
An artist's interpretation of MRO's orbit insertion burn at Mars on March 10, 2006.
(Image: © NASA/JPL.)

This story was updated at 9:02 p.m. EST.

After seven monthsof interplanetary spaceflight, NASA's Mars ReconnaissanceOrbiter (MRO) successfully reached the red planet Friday totake an in-depth look at the dusty world.

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