The Chinese space agency has released three new photos of the red planet. They were taken by the Tianwen-1 investigation on February 10th. We especially see sand dunes and ditches. It has been preparing for a landing in May or June, more than 7 months after launch.
Perseverance is not the only thing that destroys the red planet. When NASA robot Traveling in its first meter, the Chinese study Tianwen-1 has released three new high-resolution images. The first two shots Are black and white and were taken by a camera with a resolution of 0.7 meters (HiRIC) and 330 to 350 km from the surface of Mars. In particular, you may find some Martian reliefs such as small craters, mountain ridges and sand dunes. The Chinese Space Agency (CNSA) estimates that the largest crater is 620 meters in diameter. Another photograph, less sharp but in color, represents the red planet’s north pole and was taken with the study’s medium resolution camera. Pictures taken around February 10.
– China.org.cn French (inachinafrance) March 4, 2021
A landing next May
As a reminder, Tianwen-1 Is a Mars space probe developed and built by the China Space Science and Technology Association. It entered Mars orbit on February 9, 7 months after it was launched in July 2020 from the Wenchang site. After traveling more than 500 million kilometers to reach his destination. It is scheduled to land on the Red Planet in the next few months, in May or June. So the 3,175kg orbit is not yet out of the woods. If the operation is successful, Dianwen-1 will need to undertake a comprehensive map of the vast plains of the Northern Hemisphere.