TECH China releases images of Mars captured by Tianwen-1 probe


China releases images of Mars captured by Tianwen-1 probe

By Feng Hua and Yang Lu | People's Daily app

09:01, March 04, 2021

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Thursday released three high-definition images of Mars taken by China's first Mars probe Tianwen-1.

Panchromatic images show craters up to 620 meters in diameter.

Craters, ridges and sand dunes are visible on two high-resolution panchromatic photos camera taken

at a distance of 330 to 350 km above the red planet, according to CNSA.

The largest crater is about 620 meters in diameter.

A third color image, taken by a medium-resolution camera, captures the north pole of Mars.

A spectrometer, medium- and high-resolution cameras mapped Mars in detail on February 26.

A color image of Mars' north pole.

The medium-resolution camera mapped the general land mass and its movements. The high-resolution camera more precisely captured individual landforms.

(Compiled by Han Xiaomeng)

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