China Joins The Mars Club

The first image of Mars returned by China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft, taken on Feb. 5 at a distance of about 1.4 million mi. from Mars.
Credit: CNSA
China’s Tianwen-1 mother ship arrived in Martian orbit on Feb. 10, setting the stage for a multi-spacecraft exploration initiative during the country’s first visit to the red planet. Tianwen-1 wrapped up a seven-month, 300-million-mi. (475-million-km) journey at about 7:07 a.m. EST, becoming the...

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