Hope Probe: UAE leaders share first image of Mars

Dubai - 'We hope this mission will lead to new discoveries about Mars which will benefit humanity'

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Published: Sun 14 Feb 2021, 1:48 PM

Last updated: Sun 14 Feb 2021, 2:31 PM

The first image of Mars taken by the UAE's Hope Probe is out and it is spectacular!

The UAE leaders took to social media to tweet out the first image transmitted by Hope Probe from Mars.

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted: "The first picture of Mars captured by the first-ever Arab probe in history, 25,000 km above the Red Planet's surface."

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, posted: "The transmission of the Hope Probe's first image of Mars is a defining moment in our history and 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 spacecraft had entered its orbit around Mars last week, making it the first Arab interplanetary mission.

The core mission will involve capturing more than 1TB of new data from now until April 2023, the findings of which will be freely shared with 200 scientific and educational institutions around the world.

The Hope probe is expected to provide the first-ever complete picture of the Martian atmosphere. It will do this by monitoring weather changes throughout the day during all seasons — something no other mission to the Red Planet has done to date.

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