The Chinese space probe “Tianwen 1” has succeeded in sending new amazing images of the surface of Mars, taken during the first month of its mission in the orbit of the Red Planet.
The British newspaper “Daily Mail” said that the Chinese spacecraft, which does not include a human crew, entered a temporary orbit around Mars, where it is scheduled to land on the surface of the planet, during the next few months.
She added, “The Chinese National Space Administration published the photos last Thursday, including two black and white photos, and one showing the orange tones of the rocky world.”
The Chinese “Tianwen 1” spaceship is one of 3 space missions to Mars during 2021, and the only one among those missions that will undertake two missions, the first through a spacecraft orbiting Mars, and the second includes the landing of a rover on the surface of the Red Planet.
The newspaper went on to say: “The three new images were taken by two reconnaissance cameras on the probe, which will also help the Chinese National Space Administration to map the surface of the planet and determine a safe location for the landing of the rover.”
And she continued: “The color image shows a dramatic natural scene of the semi-dead world, with a medium-resolution camera, and the black and white images were captured by high-resolution probe cameras, from 330 kilometers from the surface of Mars.”
She indicated that in the event that the “Tianwen 1” spacecraft succeeded in landing on Mars, China would be the second country in the world after the United States, to succeed in placing a rover on the surface of the Red Planet.
“Tianwen 1 represents the most ambitious mission, so far, for the Chinese military-linked space program, which put an astronaut for the first time into Earth orbit in 2003. Last year, it brought moon rocks back to Earth for the first time since the 1970s.”