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All eyes on the red planet as ESA's lander prepares to hurtle towards Mars

The Schiaparelli probe is set to begin a dramatic descent to the surface of Mars. Will it enter the history books as the first successful Mars landing for Europe? The moment has come. Having travelled half a billion kilometres across the solar system, a European spacecraft will release a robotic lander on Sunday and send it spinning towards Mars and a place in the history books.
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