A Nasa illustration showing a Mars rover fetching rock and soil samples that could be brought back to Earth. Photo: NasaA Nasa illustration showing a Mars rover fetching rock and soil samples that could be brought back to Earth. Photo: Nasa
A Nasa illustration showing a Mars rover fetching rock and soil samples that could be brought back to Earth. Photo: Nasa

How China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission compares with Nasa’s Perseverance rover

  • China’s yet-to-be-named Mars rover is lighter and less complex than Perseverance, but also faster
  • China’s rover is powered by solar panels while Perseverance has a nuclear-powered generator
Topic |   Space
A Nasa illustration showing a Mars rover fetching rock and soil samples that could be brought back to Earth. Photo: NasaA Nasa illustration showing a Mars rover fetching rock and soil samples that could be brought back to Earth. Photo: Nasa
A Nasa illustration showing a Mars rover fetching rock and soil samples that could be brought back to Earth. Photo: Nasa
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