This photo released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on February 5, 2021 is the first image of Mars captured by China's Tianwen-1 about 2.2 million kilometres from Mars. Photo: EPA-EFE/China National Space Administration This photo released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on February 5, 2021 is the first image of Mars captured by China's Tianwen-1 about 2.2 million kilometres from Mars. Photo: EPA-EFE/China National Space Administration
This photo released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on February 5, 2021 is the first image of Mars captured by China's Tianwen-1 about 2.2 million kilometres from Mars. Photo: EPA-EFE/China National Space Administration
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China’s Mars probe expected to enter orbit within days before rover studies red planet surface and atmosphere

  • Tianwen-1 will slow enough to be captured by Martian gravity around February 10 as part of its mission to orbit, land and release a rover
  • Missions from the UAE and the United States are also on their way to Mars and are predicted to arrive this month

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This photo released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on February 5, 2021 is the first image of Mars captured by China's Tianwen-1 about 2.2 million kilometres from Mars. Photo: EPA-EFE/China National Space Administration This photo released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on February 5, 2021 is the first image of Mars captured by China's Tianwen-1 about 2.2 million kilometres from Mars. Photo: EPA-EFE/China National Space Administration
This photo released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on February 5, 2021 is the first image of Mars captured by China's Tianwen-1 about 2.2 million kilometres from Mars. Photo: EPA-EFE/China National Space Administration
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