The Tianwen-1 unmanned mission is the first ever chin An expedition to the Red Planet. The Tianwen-1 probe landed with the Zhurong rover last Saturday MarsClose to the Utopia Planetia plain. China’s National Space Agency CNSA has just posted the first photos that Zhurong took on its website. The photos show the landscapes in front of the rover and the rear of the machine with solar panels and antenna. There were also short recordings showing the moment the protected landing craft separated from the probe.
Mars. The Zhurong rover mission is expected to last three months
Zhurong is named after the god of fire in ancient Chinese mythology. pocket Much like the Spirit and Opportunity vehicles NASA shipped in the 2000s. The Zhurong has six wheels, the height of which is 1.85 meters and the weight of 240 kg. Solar powered. Its mission is to study rocks and the atmosphere and search for potential signs of life on the Red Planet. Chinese scientists hope that the Zhurong mission will last at least 90 days.
In February 2021, a much larger rover (one ton) appeared on Mars. The European Space Agency, in cooperation with Russia’s Roscosmos, plans to send a rover called Rosalind Franklin to the planet next year.
Utopia Planitia is the site where NASA conducted the Viking-2 mission in 1976. This is a huge basin with a diameter of more than 3,000. How manyWhich is created as a result of a strong influence. There is evidence of an ocean at this site.
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