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China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft enters Mars orbit, two days after Hope's arrival

Firstpost | 11/02/2021 10:17 PM | Click to read full article

A Chinese spacecraft went into orbit around Mars on Wednesday on an expedition to land a rover on the surface and scout for signs of ancient life.

The arrival of Tianwen-1 after a journey of seven months and nearly 300 million miles is part of an unusual burst of activity at Mars: A spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates swung into orbit around the red planet on Tuesday, and a US rover is set to arrive next week.