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India Set To Launch Orbiter to Mars

India is counting down its launch of a space probe to Mars, seeking to become one of only a few nations to reach the Red Planet. India will launch the unmanned craft on Tuesday from the southeastern island of Sriharikota, the start of a 300-day journey to Mars. The orbiter will gather data to help determine how weather systems work on Mars. It also will investigate what happened to the water that is believed to have existed on the planet, and it will look for the chemical methane, a key ...

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