The Long March-3B rocket carrying the Chang'e-3 lunar probe blasts off from the launch pad at Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Reuters

Next stop, Mars: Chinese scientists eye red planet probe within four years

Tibetan Plateau scouted as potential proving ground for rover technology as country mulls probe to Red Planet in as few as four years

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The Long March-3B rocket carrying the Chang'e-3 lunar probe blasts off from the launch pad at Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Reuters
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