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China puts its flag on Mars and releases the first clear images of its Tianwen-1 mission


11 June 2021 15:54 GMT

The snapshots were taken by Rover Jurang, who is exploring the surface of the Red Planet.

The Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) took the first batch of images of the surface of Mars by its rover Jurong, which landed on the Red Planet last month.

High-resolution photos were released during a special ceremony in Beijing “Total success of first mission” China’s Mars Exploration, Space Agency a Release.

In one of the snapshots, Jurong appears to be wearing a rover and a mission landing platform Chinese flag In the middle of the planet’s rock and red landscape.

Wide view of the landing site made by the rover camera, the surface of Mars in that area appears relatively flat, there are scattered rocks of different sizes. In the distance you can also see some sand dunes.

In other photos, you can see some of the rover’s components, such as its solar panels, which provide power and its communications systems.

The Tianwen-1 mission, which includes an orbiter, landing pad and rover, was launched in July last year. Lander reached the surface of the red planet on May 15 in the southern part of Utopia Planesia, a vast plain located in the Northern Hemisphere.

As planned, Rover Jurang – named after the fire god of ancient Chinese mythology – Read the geographical structure, The environment, the atmosphere and the water of Mars for at least 90 days.

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