A Mars probe is launched on a Long March-5 rocket in southern Hainan province on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua

China launches its first independent mission to Mars

  • If successful, the Tianwen-1 is expected to explore the red planet for over three months
  • Nine years ago, the country launched a probe in collaboration with Russia that got stranded in orbit
Topic |   Space
A Mars probe is launched on a Long March-5 rocket in southern Hainan province on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua
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