HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Photos show Chinese rover...

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:21 AM

Photos show Chinese rover on dusty, rocky Martian surface [View all]

Source: AP

BEIJING (AP) The dusty, rocky Martian surface and a Chinese rover and lander bearing small national flags were seen in photos released Friday that the rover took on the red planet.

The four pictures released by the China National Space Administration also show the upper stage of the Zhurong rover and the view from the rover before it rolled off its platform.

Zhurong placed a remote camera about 10 meters (33 feet) from the landing platform, then withdrew to take a group portrait, the CNSA said.

China landed the Tianwen-1 spacecraft carrying the rover on Mars last month after it spent about three months orbiting the red planet. China is the second country to land and operate a spacecraft on Mars, after the United States.

In this image released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Friday, June 11, 2021, the Chinese Mars rover Zhurong is seen near its landing platform taken by a remote camera that was dropped into position by the rover. China on Friday released a series of photos taken by its Zhurong rover on the surface of Mars, including one of the rover itself taken by a remote camera. (CNSA via AP)

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/olympic-games-winter-olympics-business-mars-sports-890820b816bcedb05c49cc223f2b0774

19 replies, 2442 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 19 replies Author Time Post
Reply Photos show Chinese rover on dusty, rocky Martian surface [View all]
Omaha Steve Jun 2021 OP
Maxheader Jun 2021 #1
blugbox Jun 2021 #10
Maxheader Jun 2021 #17
Chainfire Jun 2021 #2
Mysterian Jun 2021 #3
jpak Jun 2021 #11
JohnnyRingo Jun 2021 #4
wyn borkins Jun 2021 #5
bucolic_frolic Jun 2021 #6
bluewater Jun 2021 #7
forgotmylogin Jun 2021 #8
Greg K Jun 2021 #9
Maxheader Jun 2021 #18
trusty elf Jun 2021 #12
Mawspam2 Jun 2021 #13
maxsolomon Jun 2021 #19
StClone Jun 2021 #14
eppur_se_muova Jun 2021 #16
Red Mountain Jun 2021 #15