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On its first try, China’s Zhurong rover hit a Mars milestone that took NASA decades – The Conversation AU

China has fast-tracked its way onto the red planet, almost matching NASA’s capability in a fraction of the time. Its Zhurong rover will become the first to measure…



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Chinas Zhurong rover landed safely on Mars on May 15, making China only the third country to successfully land a rover on the red planet.
More impressively still, China is the first Mars-going nation to carry out an orbiting, landing and rovering operation as its first mission.
Planetary scientist Roberto Orosei told Nature China is doing in a single go what NASA took decades to do, while astrophysicist Jonathon McDowell described Chinas decision to include a rover in its maiden Mars outing as…

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