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China’s Tianwen-1 mission nails historic rover landing on Mars – CNET

The arrival of Zhurong on the red planet heralds a new era in space exploration for the Chinese space agency.



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An artist’s impression of the three spacecraft China sent to Mars in July 2020. 
Nature Astronomy
On Friday, the “footprint” of a Chinese robot imprinted on the surface of Mars, making China just the third nation to safely reach the surface of the red planet. The ambitious Tianwen-1 mission was China’s first attempt at reaching the surface of another planet. 
The Tianwen-1 spacecraft, which had been orbiting Mars since February, released a shielded capsule to the surface of the red planet on Friday…

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