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

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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