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China’s Tianwen-1 mission getting set to try and land Zhurong rover on Mars – ABC News

China is about to attempt to land a spacecraft on the Red Planet. Here’s what we know about the Tianwen-1 mission.

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China is planning to land a spacecraft and rover on Mars this month.
If it succeeds, it will become just the third nation to safely touch down on the Red Planet after Russia and the United States.
China’s Tianwen-1 orbiter joined spacecraft from five other space agencies circling Mars in February.
Since then, Tianwen-1 has been mapping the surface of Mars and getting ready to land its first rover, Zhurong, named after an ancient god of fire.
While the exact landing date is unclear, i’s likely to…

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