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Mars a magnet for space scientists with three countries sending spacecraft

30 days ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

Mars is proving a popular destination for space missions with three countries sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in quick succession.
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Earth invades Mars: Three countries sending ships to the Red Planet this month

Earth invades Mars: Three countries sending ships to the Red Planet this month

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Mars is set to be visited by a fleet of spaceships from Earth
Three separate countries - the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates - are all launching missions to Mars within the next few weeks.
All the missions are unmanned but they will all lay the groundwork for humans one day setting foot on the Red Planet.
Each craft will have to travel over 300 million miles to reach Mars and will likely arrive sometime next February. But there's a reason that all the countries are launching their missions so close together.
The orbits of Mars and Earth align on the same side of the sun...
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