China says observations from its Tianwen-1 orbiter will help to understand how sandstorms form on the surface of Mars. Photo: Reuters/CNSA China says observations from its Tianwen-1 orbiter will help to understand how sandstorms form on the surface of Mars. Photo: Reuters/CNSA
China says observations from its Tianwen-1 orbiter will help to understand how sandstorms form on the surface of Mars. Photo: Reuters/CNSA
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China’s Tianwen-1 zooms in on Mars surface on cusp of new tech era

  • Eye in the sky snaps photos of craters and dunes below and will monitor how sandstorms form on the red planet
  • Chinese authorities say they will launch four manned missions this year to build a space station

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China says observations from its Tianwen-1 orbiter will help to understand how sandstorms form on the surface of Mars. Photo: Reuters/CNSA China says observations from its Tianwen-1 orbiter will help to understand how sandstorms form on the surface of Mars. Photo: Reuters/CNSA
China says observations from its Tianwen-1 orbiter will help to understand how sandstorms form on the surface of Mars. Photo: Reuters/CNSA
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