Chinese-European Mars Mission examine atmosphere near sun

China's Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter and  European Space Agency studied the atmosphere near the sun.

Tianwen-1 Orbiter experienced the first solar conjunction from late September to mid-October in 2021. 

During this period the Earth and Mars moved to either side of the sun and the three were almost in a straight line.

Solar radiation disturbed the communication between Tianwen-1 Orbiter and the Earth.

Frequent signals were sent by Tianwen-1 and Mars Express. Radio Telescopes from different countries examined the signals.

On October 9, 2021, a violent solar burst caused disturbances in the radio signals sent by Tianwen-1 and Mars Express.

Coronal waves were also detected near Mars' projection point.

High-speed primary Solar Wind was also detected by scientists during the winding down of CME.

More than six research institutes from Australia, China, and Europe have co-published the recent findings. This will help in further studies of the environment near the sun.

In  September, communication between China's Mars rover and the Earth began experiencing partial or full blackouts due to disturbances caused by the Sun's radiation

China launched the Mars probe on July 23, 2020, completing orbiting, landing, and roving in a single mission

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