The Zhurong rover, named after the god of fire in Chinese mythology. It landed on Mars’ Utopia Planitia region on May 15. This is China’s first mission to Mars. This makes China the second country to land on the planet after the United States.
Picture 3 shows the Chinese flag on the platform. The rover also takes selfies using a wireless camera. It shows an extended solar panel and a small Chinese flag adorning the device.
The six-wheeled, solar-powered rover is intended to last three months. In the meantime, it will search for signs or evidence of ancient life on the Martian surface. while the rover explores the planet Its orbiter also performs scientific detection.
“China will publish relevant scientific information in a timely manner. for humanity to participate in the results of the development of the country̵7;s space exploration,” said Zhang Kejian, head of China’s national space agency said in the Xinhua report.
China launches Tianwen-1 probe carrying Zhurong and other equipment In July last year Along with two other missions to Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover and the United Arab Emirates’ Hope Probe.
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Zhurong, though, is not as technologically advanced as NASA’s persistence, which is currently exploring Mars. Its presence sends a clear signal that China’s space talent is chasing the United States.
The current core module is the largest spacecraft developed by China. Instead, the station must be made up of several modules launched at different times. The station will be fully operational by the end of 2022, Chinese state media reported.