China releases Mars images taken by Zhurong rover

China releases Mars images taken by Zhurong rover

The images show the landing site panorama, Martian topography and landforms, the landing platform, and a selfie of the rover itself with the landing platform. This panchromatic image, taken by the navigation terrain camera on the rover before leaving the landing platform, shows a flat area near the landing site. The horizon of Mars could be seen in the distance. The abundance and size of rocks in the landing site indicate good autonomous site selection and effective hovering and obstacle avoidance. The Martian landscape image was the first landform image taken by the navigational terrain camera after the rover reached the surface of Mars. It shows a relatively flat terrain nearby. Rocks of different sizes, with smooth edges and light colors, are seen scattered and semi-buried. A circular pit can be seen with sharp-edge stones of darker colors. Further away are some sand dunes. This image showing the landing platform was taken by the rover at a distance of roughly 6 meters away from the platform. China's national flag can be seen unfurled with brightness. Here comes the selfie of …
More on: news.cgtn.com