Check two profile photos of the Red Planet. China’s Tianwen-1 probe is observing Mars 11,000 km up in the sky to carefully pick a landing spot in May or June. The Mars probe was launched in July 2020 and arrived at Mars orbit on February 10.
China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered orbit around Mars on a mission to land a rover and collect data on underground water and possible signs of ancient life. It's the second spacecraft in two days to reach the red planet.
China says it has successfully put its Tianwen-1 mission into orbit around Mars
New blog post! Map of Every Mars Landing Attempt, Ever A new and improved map of all the places on Mars where we have landed—or crashed—plus the planned locations for the landings of the future Perseverance, Tianwen-1, and Rosalind Franklin Mars rovers.