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NASA’s Perseverance and China’s Tianwen-1 set to land on Mars

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  • February 18, 2021
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NASA’s Perseverance and China’s Tianwen-1 set to land on Mars

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Space; Sci & Tech

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  • NASA’s Perseverance and China’s Tianwen-1 are set to land on Mars on February 18 and in May 2021 respectively.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover

  • It is the most sophisticated Mission. 
  • It is set to land at Jezero Crater, which was likely filled with water in the past.
  • It is NASA’s 4th generation, Mars Rover. 
  • Goal: To look for biosignatures in the dried-up lake bed at Jezero Crater.

Tianwen-1

  • Tianwen-1 is the first mission to Mars from China. 
  • It carries an orbiter, a lander, and a rover. 
  • It will orbit Mars for a few months before attempting to land in May this year.

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