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BEIJING – China’s probe to Mars touched down on the Red Planet Saturday to deploy its Zhurong rover, during a busy time for Martian exploration.

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BEIJING – China’s probe to Mars touched down on the Red Planet Saturday to deploy its Zhurong rover, during a busy time for Martian exploration.
China, the US and hitherto space minnows the UAE have sent probes to the treacherous planet, where failure to land safely is more frequent than success.
China’s Tianwen-1 probe successfully launched last July and entered Mars’ orbit in February — a major milestone for Beijing’s ambitious space programme.
The six-wheeled, solar-powered Zhurong — named…

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