China National Space Administration Released new images taken by the country’s Tianwen-1 Mars rover, launched in mid-May.
China’s National Space Agency has released new images taken by the country’s Mars rover Tianwen-1, which launched in mid-May.
Videos and photos taken by the camera mounted on the Tianwen-1 spacecraft’s Zhurong probe and released Sunday. It shows the lander using a parachute before it touches the Martian ground. and the rover drives off the landing platform on the ground.
State television broadcaster CCTV said the Ju Rong, a Mars rover. which is named after the Chinese god of fire It has been working on the red planet for 42 days and has a total movement of 236 meters.
China launches its first spacecraft to land on Mars on May 15, 2021, the final step towards its ambitious goals in space.
The remote-controlled rover descended the slopes of the landing capsule on May 22 and on the Martian surface. This makes China the first nation to orbit, land and deploy a land vehicle on its inaugural mission to the Red Planet.
The probe returned the first image of the Red Planet after the historic landing.
The six-wheeled rover is exploring an area known as Utopia Planitia, in particular searching for signs of water or ice that could give clues as to whether Mars once had life.
Powered by solar power, the 240 kg (530 lb) Zhurong will look for signs of ancient life. including water and any subsurface ice using ground-penetrating radar during a 90-day exploration of the Martian surface
Zhurong will move and stop at intervals. Each span will be 10 meters (33 feet) in three days, according to China’s SpaceNews.
China is the second country to land and operate spacecraft on Mars. after the United States The former Soviet Union landed the spacecraft in 1971 but lost contact seconds later.