Behold! See the 1st Mars closeup from UAE’s Hope orbiter (photo).


The UAE’s Hope spacecraft’s first photo of Mars from orbit, captured on Feb. 10, 2021. (Image credit: MBRSC/UAE Space Agency/CU-LASP/EMM-EXI )

Just one day after arriving in orbit around Mars, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first interplanetary spacecraft, Hope, captured a stunning photograph of the Red Planet.

The new photo, which is the first since Hope’s arrival in Mars orbit on Feb. 9, shows a smattering of clouds, four massive Martian mountains and the vast Valles Marineris — the largest canyon in the solar system — in the right side of the image.





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