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United Arab Emirates publishes first photo from Mars probe

The picture, taken Wednesday, shows sunlight just coming across the surface of Mars. It shows Mars’ north pole, as well as Mars’ largest volcano, Olympus Mons.
This image of Mars was taken Wednesday by the United Arab Emirates' Amal probe. It was released Sunday.
This image of Mars was taken Wednesday by the United Arab Emirates' Amal probe. It was released Sunday. [ Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center/UAE Space Agency, via AP ]
Published Feb. 14

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates on Sunday published the first image from its Mars probe, now circling the red planet.

The picture, taken Wednesday, shows sunlight just coming across the surface of Mars. It shows Mars’ north pole, as well as Mars’ 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.