Q. Recently, a mars space probe named “Hope” sent pictures of mars planet was launched by which of the following country?

[A] Malaysia

[B] Japan

[C] United Arab Emirates

[D] South Africa

Answer: C

The UAE’s “Hope” probe sent back its first image of Mars, the national space agency said on Sunday, days after the spacecraft successfully entered the Red Planet’s orbit. 

  • The picture “captured the largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons, emerging into the early morning sunlight”. 
  • The image was taken from an altitude of 24,700 kilometres (15,300 miles) above the Martian surface on Wednesday, a day after the probe entered Mars’ orbit. 

Source: The Hindu