UAE Releases First Close-Up Image of Mars

  • Publish date: Monday، 15 February 2021 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
UAE Releases First Close-Up Image of Mars

The UAE released the first close-up image of Mars captured by the Hope Probe using an on boad camera on Sunday 14th February.

The photo was taken 24,700 kilometres above the surface of Mars.

Sheikh Mohammed, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, shared the image on his Twitter account.

“The first picture of Mars captured by the first-ever Arab probe in history, 25,000 km above the Red Planet’s surface,” he said.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, also shared the image saying "marks the UAE joining advanced nations involved in space exploration. We hope this mission will lead to new discoveries about Mars which will benefit humanity."

The Hope Probe entered orbit, last Tuesday, and will stay there for two years to collect scientific data on the planet.

The spacecraft was built by engineers at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, in collaboration with three US universities.

Image Source: Twitter

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