Nicknamed Percy, the rover is tasked with caching samples that may contain signs of ancient life, as well as characterising the planet's geology and past climate.
NASA's Perseverance collected the first of numerous mineral samples from the surface of the Red Planet that may have trapped tiny bubbles of ancient Martian water.
Chinese Tianwen-1 follows NASA’s Perseverance rover, which landed last Thursday near an ancient river delta in Jezero Crater to search for signs of ancient microscopic life.
The Jezero Crater, which has a similar mineral makeup to the lake in Turkey, is the planned landing site for NASA’s Perseverance rover.
China previously made a Mars bid in 2011 with Russia, but the Russian spacecraft carrying the probe failed to exit the Earth's orbit and disintegrated over the Pacific Ocean.
The $993 million unmanned lander, called InSight has touched down on the red planet and managed to send back its first picture.
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