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China s Zhurong lands on Mars, joins American rovers Curiosity and Perseverance

China has scripted history by successfully landing its Zhurong rover on the pre-designated area in Utopia Planitia on Mars. State-run Xinhua news agency confirmed this. Zhurong is the name of a fire god as per Chinese mythology. The Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter had brought the rover, and it is now on Mars. Its duration of stay on the red planet is tentatively three months. One of its missions is to search for evidence of lifeforms on the planet. CNN provides more information about the Chinese rover. It has six wheels, weighs 529lbs, relies on solar energy for power, and has various scientific instruments. ...Read more


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