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UAE publishes first photo from Mars probe

The picture shows sunlight just coming across the surface of the planet.

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The UAE’s probe is circling the red planet (Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center/UAE Space Agency, via AP)

The UAE’s probe is circling the red planet (Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center/UAE Space Agency, via AP)

The UAE’s probe is circling the red planet (Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center/UAE Space Agency, via AP)

The United Arab Emirates has published the first image from its Mars probe now circling the red planet.

The picture, taken on Wednesday, shows sunlight just coming across the surface of Mars.

It shows Mars’ north pole, as well as the planet’s largest volcano, Olympus Mons.

The image comes from its Amal, or Hope, space probe.

The probe swung into orbit around Mars on Tuesday in a triumph for the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission.

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