The Tianwen-1 probe gets new Mars photos
The China National Space Administration on Friday released two new images of Mars captured by the country’s Tianwen-1 probe.
In the images, Mars is crescent-shaped with a clear surface texture.
When the Tianwen-1 probe was 11,000 kilometers away on the far side of the planet to the sun, it took panoramic photos of Mars with a medium-resolution camera.
The Tianwen-1 probe has been operating in the parking orbit around Mars for a month. The high-resolution and medium-resolution cameras, mineral spectrometer and other payloads onboard were switched on successively to carry out exploration of Mars and obtain scientific data, the CNSA said.