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

The Zhurong rover’s arrival 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 craft that China sent to Mars in July 2020. 
Nature Astronomy
The “footprint” of a Chinese robot imprinted on the surface of Mars on Friday, making China just the third nation to safely reach the red planet’s surface. The ambitious Tianwen-1 mission was China’s first attempt to reach the surface of another planet.
“China has joined an elite club of spacefaring nations with this historic landing,” said Alan Duffy, an astronomer at Swinburne University and lead scientist…

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