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CHINA'S FIRST MARS ROVER, ZHU RONG SUCCESSFULLY LANDED ON MARS

CHINA'S FIRST MARS ROVER, ZHU RONG SUCCESSFULLY LANDED ON MARS

Context

China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars.

Details

  • It is the second country after the US to send a rover to the surface of the Red Planet.
  • China National Space Administration (CNSA) lander from the Tianwen-1 was carrying the Zhurong rover, named after an ancient Chinese god of fire, which will explore the surface near the landing site.

About Mars

  • It is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System.
  • Mars is about half the size of Earth.
  • Mars has two small moons, Phobos and Deimos.
  •  Soviet Union in 1971 became the first country to carry out a Mars landing, Mars 3.

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