China celebrating 100 Days Of Zhurong Rover On Mars.

Zhurong rover which was developed in China. The rover, which was a part of the Tianwen-1 mission of the Chinese Space Agency has been on Mars for almost 3 months. To commemorate their feat, China’s space agency published a series of images from the Martian surface.
The rover has already surpassed its original goals, having gone more over one kilometre. Everything the machine does from this point on is an unexpected success.

The rover’s top mission is to explore Martian geology and atmospheric conditions, examining the elements present on Mars. In addition to being able to measure the Martian atmosphere, the rover is also capable of collecting samples of it.

The rover is exploring a geologic region named Utopia Planitia, the biggest known impact basin in the solar system, which is believed to be about 3300 kilometres in diameter. Viking 2 landed and began exploring in this region in 1976.
The orbiter, however, will have to halt its investigation for a few weeks while the Earth and Mars are positioned on opposite sides of the Sun (almost in a straight line). Communications with the rover will be lost while the Martian solar conjunction is in effect.

But the good news is that the rover mission is not finished just yet, since everything appears to be proceeding according to plan. An orbiter will also be part of the Tianwen-1 Mars mission. Over 400 days have passed since the orbiter was placed in orbit.

The Chinese government’s efforts to become a true space power seem more formidable than ever. Once the country had sent its first module into orbit on its new space station and launched people on that module, China made moon exploration a central priority, but also has set its sights on other objectives, such as Mars.

Those of us who are excited to learn more about the solar system will find this new space race delightful.

The Zhurong rover is undertaking its mission at the same time as the American Perseverance rover, which has a far more ambitious goal than Zhurong. Starting with a few of years in duration, Perseverance will be much heavier than Zhurong’s previous record-setting 240 kilos (529 lbs). The robots also include more complex and varied sensors that can observe Mars more comprehensively. The Ingenuity helicopter, which is the first man-made flying machine to operate on a foreign planet, accompanies it. The two bots together flew over four kilometres in flight, taking turns, while Perseverance travelled around two kilometres (1.22 mi).

China is aiming to narrow the gap with the United States in the space race, despite the vast expenditure disparities and because the Chinese are keen to make a huge impression on the world.



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