China has completed a photo of Mars in its entirety - and the photos are stunning
The main contractor of the Chinese National Space Agency announced the completion of mission "Tainwan 1", a bunch of robotic tools sent to photograph the entire surface of Mars, and sent extraordinary results in the beauty of the Red Star
Thursday, 30 June 2022, 13:48 Updated: 13:55
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Mars (Photo: Reuters, CNSA)
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the main executive contractor of the Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) announced yesterday (Wednesday) the completion of a series of photographs of all of Mars, and the success of the mission of "Tinwan 1", the Chinese robotic spacecraft sent to our red neighbor.
During the mission, the unmanned tools took a series of medium-resolution photographs of the entire planet's surface, as well as a number of high-resolution photographs, full of detail and color.
Taiwan 1, whose name comes from an ancient song called "Heavenly Questions", was launched in July 2020, and is China's first independent interstellar space mission.
Tainwan 1 is basically a bunch of six: an orbital spacecraft, two lander cameras, a lander, a remote camera and the "Jurong" land vehicle.
When they arrived on Mars in February last year, Jurong sent "selfies" from his and Mars' land from Mars, using the remote camera.
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This is China's first independent interstellar space mission (Photo: Reuters, CNSA)
Martian soil from China's lander (Photo: Reuters, CNSA)
And after sending proof of life to the proud parents in China, the tools went into strenuous work of scanning and photographing the entire surface of Mars, with the orbiting spacecraft orbiting the Red Star no less than 1,344 times.
Among the images taken are those of lesser-known coveted corners on Mars, such as Wallace Marinaris - a huge system of canyons that stretches for 4,000 km and at depths of up to 7 kilometers. , While Mars was cooling down.
Real scars on the planet's face, apparently formed billions of years ago (Photo: Reuters, CNSA)
Less familiar corners on Mars (Photo: Reuters, CNSA)
The "Tainwan 1" group also took pictures of the South Pole of Mars, which is also home to a saltwater underground lake, and the best chance of finding life on Mars.
The Chinese are about to make the images available for free use to scientists around the world.