This image of Mars captured by China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 was released by China’s space agency on Friday. Image: China National Space Administration handout via AFP This image of Mars captured by China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 was released by China’s space agency on Friday. Image: China National Space Administration handout via AFP
This image of Mars captured by China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 was released by China’s space agency on Friday. Image: China National Space Administration handout via AFP
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China’s Mars probe captures its first image of red planet

  • The Tianwen-1 took the black-and-white picture at a distance of 2.2 million km (1.4 million miles) from Mars, according to the Chinese space agency
  • The probe is now half that distance from the planet after 197 days, and its systems are in good condition

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This image of Mars captured by China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 was released by China’s space agency on Friday. Image: China National Space Administration handout via AFP This image of Mars captured by China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 was released by China’s space agency on Friday. Image: China National Space Administration handout via AFP
This image of Mars captured by China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 was released by China’s space agency on Friday. Image: China National Space Administration handout via AFP
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