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What is the name of China's first Mars exploration mission?

[A]. Cianwen-1
[B]. Mianwen-1
[C]. Nianwen-1
[D]. Tianwen-1

Answer: Option D


China named its first Mars exploration mission as Tianwen-1 as it celebrated Space Day on 24 April. The observation marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the country's first satellite Dong Fang Hong-I in 1970. China's first Mars mission has been scheduled to launch in 2020.China National Space Administration's (CNSA) Mars mission as "Tianwen." It means Heavenly Questions or Questions to Heaven, a poem written by China's well-known poet Qu Yuan (340-278 BC).

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