A Chinese Mars probe sends its first image of the red planet to Earth (photo)

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The Chinese “Tianwen-1” probe for Mars research, today, Friday, sent its first picture of the red planet.

The Chinese National Space Administration said, in a statement, that the probe sent an image of Mars previously taken from a distance of 2.2 million kilometers, and then completed a fourth operation to correct the orbit.

The “Tianwen-1” probe was launched on July 23 from Wen Chan Airport in Hainan Island, and is currently flying 184 million kilometers from Earth and 1.1 million kilometers from Mars.

A Chinese Mars probe sends its first image of the red planet to Earth (photo) A Chinese Mars probe sends its first image of the red planet to Earth (photo)

Reuters CHINA NATIONAL SPACE ADMINISTRATION

It is expected that the mission of the probe will include a landing on the Red Planet to examine part of its surface, which will enable scientists to study the atmosphere, topography, geological characteristics and the properties of the magnetic field of Mars.

However, the probe’s primary mission is to find possible indications of life in the procession or determine whether Mars could become a human habitable future.

Source: Agencies

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