China successfully launches first Mars mission

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News: China has successfully launched a Mars mission called Tianwen-1.

Facts:

  • Tianwen-1 mission: It is China’s first Mars exploration mission.The name comes from the long poem “Tianwen,” meaning Questions to Heaven.
  • Objectives: The mission was launched to fulfil three objectives:
    • To orbit the red planet for comprehensive observation.
    • To land on Martian soil and send a rover to roam around the landing site.
    • To conduct investigations into geological structure, atmosphere, environment, soil and water of Mars.