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China to build Mars village in Qinghai Province

Society 29.12.2017 | 15:12
Photo: Xinhua
Photo: Xinhua

BEIJING, 29 December (BelTA - Xinhua) - China is building a village simulating the environmental conditions on Mars, in northwest China's Qinghai Province.

The project, as part of China's Mars exploration preparation, was approved by experts in Beijing Thursday.

Photo: Xinhua

The village will be constructed in the red rock area of the Qaidam basin in western Qinghai, which has been dubbed "the most Martian place on Earth."

Photo: Xinhua

Covering 702 hectares, the "Mars Village" will consist of a tourism center, a Mars community, a simulation base and other facilities.

Photo: Xinhua

Total investment is estimated at 850 million yuan (about 130 million U.S. dollars).

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