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UAE's Hope Probe enters orbit in first Arab Mars mission

Spacecraft successfully travels 494 million km over seven months

People react as they watch screens displaying information of the Hope Probe entering the orbit of Mars, in Dubai on Feb. 9.   © Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) -- The United Arab Emirates' first mission to Mars reached the red planet and entered orbit on Tuesday after a seven-month, 494 million-km (307 million-mile) journey, allowing it to start sending data about the Martian atmosphere and climate.

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