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Tianwen-1: How China's Mars lander Zhurong will attempt to touch down on the red planet
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Tianwen-1: How China's Mars lander Zhurong will attempt to touch down on the red planet

Tianwen-1 will use a laser range finder to work out where it is relative to Martian terrain and microwave sensor to determine its speed more accurately.

China successfully tests its lander in preparation for its Mars 2020 mission
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China successfully tests its lander in preparation for its Mars 2020 mission

China has developed its space program rapidly since it conducted its first crewed mission in 2003.

NASA InSight's 'Mole on Mars' working again after 7 months of troubleshooting
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NASA InSight's 'Mole on Mars' working again after 7 months of troubleshooting

The mole is a digging instrument and part of a suite of heat-sensing instruments on InSight.

Hear, Hear! NASA's InSight lander catches the first recorded evidence of a quake on Mars
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Hear, Hear! NASA's InSight lander catches the first recorded evidence of a quake on Mars

This was likely the first Marsquake detected by InSight's instruments on the Red Planet.

NASA's new Mars lander starts digging into the planet, but hits a few snags
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NASA's new Mars lander starts digging into the planet, but hits a few snags

The German drilling instrument on the InSight lander struck what appeared to be a couple of stones.

ESA's Mars Express captures Korolev crater covered in kilometres of pristine snow
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ESA's Mars Express captures Korolev crater covered in kilometres of pristine snow

The Korolev crater is filled with ice throughout the Martian year, frozen under Mars' cold air.

NASA's InSight lander sets its first instrument on Mars to listen for quakes, wobbles
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NASA's InSight lander sets its first instrument on Mars to listen for quakes, wobbles

InSight will put a wind cover over the seismometer next month & set down its second Mars experiment.

NASA’s InSight lander snaps its selfie on Mars using its robotic arm from above
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NASA’s InSight lander snaps its selfie on Mars using its robotic arm from above

InSight also caught a survey shot of the patch of Mars where it will set down its science instruments.

Three Mars landers from US, Europe and China to follow NASA's InSight spacecraft
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Three Mars landers from US, Europe and China to follow NASA's InSight spacecraft

NASA's InSight spacecraft touched down on the sweeping red equatorial plains of Mars on 26 November.

NASA's InSight seems to have landed at a slight angle, mission engineers not worried
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NASA's InSight seems to have landed at a slight angle, mission engineers not worried

NASA expects better images from InSight soon, once it sheds the dust covers protecting its cameras.

NASA and the InSight spacecraft gear up for a risky landing on Mars next week
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NASA and the InSight spacecraft gear up for a risky landing on Mars next week

InSight's mission to scope out the insides of Mars is designed to last one Martian, two Earth years.

InSight mission's landing sight on Mars is unremarkable, plain as vanilla: NASA
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InSight mission's landing sight on Mars is unremarkable, plain as vanilla: NASA

Being a three-legged lander and not a rover, InSight will remain wherever it touches down.

Schiaparelli Mars lander may have exploded on impact: European Space Agency
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Schiaparelli Mars lander may have exploded on impact: European Space Agency

European Space Agency's Mars lander may have exploded on impact with the red planet, scientists suggest after preliminary analysis of new images taken by a Nasa probe

Telescope in Maharashtra tracked landing of European Space Agency's lost Schiaparelli Mars lander
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Telescope in Maharashtra tracked landing of European Space Agency's lost Schiaparelli Mars lander

In a major achievement, the Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope (GMRT) at Khodad detected and tracked the landing of a European Space Agency's lost Schiaparelli Mars lander

Schiaparelli lander to attempt a dangerous landing on Mars
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Schiaparelli lander to attempt a dangerous landing on Mars

The search for life on Mars may take a giant leap on Wednesday when a space lander is due to touch down on the red planet in Europe's first attempt to land a craft there since the Beagle 2's "heroic failure" more than a decade ago.

Mars lander Schiaparelli from Europe starts its decent for the planet
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Mars lander Schiaparelli from Europe starts its decent for the planet

A Mars lander left its mothership on Sunday after a seven-month journey from Earth and headed towards the red planet's surface to test technologies for Europe's planned first Mars rover, which will search for signs of past and present life.

After 11 years, missing lander Beagle-2 finally located on Mars
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After 11 years, missing lander Beagle-2 finally located on Mars

The gone-but-not-forgotten spacecraft Beagle-2 went AWOL on Christmas Day, 2003, when it was supposed to land on Mars and start transmitting data back to Earth.