The China National Space Administration (CNSA) launched its Tianwen 1 Mars mission in July 2020. And this Saturday, it has sent back its first photos of the Red Planet, along with the mission orbiter flying around it.
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2021 is coming to an end and we’re all recapping it. One of the major events of this insane year sure was the Perseverance rover’s landing on Mars. NASA’s rover returned quite a few photos during the current year, and it recently shared the ones that the community liked most.
China’s Mars rover Zhurong arrived at the Red Planet last month. It has already sent some photos back to Earth, but we all know that selfies are a must when you visit a new place. So, the rover recently also sent back its very first selfie.
Thanks to NASA’s Mars rovers, we’re learning more about the Red Planet. But they allow us to enjoy some remarkable photos, too. Recently, the Curiosity rover captured a rare sight on Mars: clouds. Even though this landscape photo looks like it was taken on Earth, it’s actually a rarely seen cloudy day on our neighboring planet.
NASA has recently released an intriguing photo of sand dunes on Mars. It shows blue dunes on the so-called Red Planet. Although it’s a false-color image, it still looks surreal and captivating, and the story behind it is pretty interesting.
It’s been around two weeks now since NASA’s Perseverance rover sent its first image from Mars. As time goes by, NASA’s gallery is being filled with more and more photos of the Red Planet, giving us an insight into the look of its surface. If you’d like to roam the Jezero crater with Perseverance, take a look at some of the latest images that it sent back to Earth.
NASA’s Perseverance rover has been all over the news ever since its successful landing on the Martian surface. The rover’s landing didn’t only leave the viewers in tears in awe, but it also left some garbage on Mars. In this satellite image, you can see the rover and its landing components scattered across the landing site.