China’s Mars mission successfully lands Zhurong rover on Red Planet

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China has successfully landed the Zhurong rover on Mars becoming only the second nation to achieve the astonishing mission.

The landing is part of China's Tianwen-1 mission, which was launched in July 2020.

According to reports the Zhurong rover landed at is planned destination of Utopia Planitia on the Red Planet.

Details about the missions exact purpose have been sparse but it is understood that the rover will map the surface and search out signs of life.

The American's rover Perseverance is also currently on Mars along with a helicopter called Ingenuity.

Peserverance was launched from Earth on July 30, 2020 and landed on February 18, 2021.

The Chinese National Space Administration confirmed that a signal was sent back to Earth from Zhurong.

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