August 11, 2022
Chinese space probe takes pictures of the entire surface of Mars;  See pictures |  Sciences

Chinese space probe takes pictures of the entire surface of Mars; See pictures | Sciences

This week, the Chinese space agency released images of Mars Captured by the Tianwen-1 spacecraft.

The images cover the entire surface of the planet and include images of its south pole, where nearly all water resources on Mars are located.

To get the shots, the probe had to walk around Mars More than 1300 times since last yearaccording to Chinese state media.

An image of Mars taken by the Chinese unmanned probe Tianwen-1, released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on June 29, 2022. – Photo: CNSA/Handout via Reuters

Tianwen-1 reached the red planet in February 2021, in the inaugural mission of China in Mars. A robot was left on Mars while the probe surveyed the planet from space.

Images taken by the Tianwen-1 spacecraft include images of the 4,000-kilometre Valles Marineris Strait and archaeological digs on the plateau to the north. Marsknown as Arabia Terra.

An image of Mars taken by the Chinese unmanned probe Tianwen-1, released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on June 29, 2022. – Photo: CNSA/Handout via Reuters

Tianwen-1 also sent out high-resolution images of the vast Maunder crater rim, as well as a top-down view of Ascraeus Mons, a large 18,000-meter shield volcano it discovered. NASA For more than 50 years.

An image of Mars taken by the Chinese unmanned probe Tianwen-1, released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on June 29, 2022. – Photo: CNSA/Handout via Reuters