China’s Zhurong rover sends back its first photos of the Martian surface 

The China National Space Administration has released the first photos of the Martian surface taken by its Zhurong rover. The front view of the rover, captured in black and white, shows the flat landscape of Utopia Planitia, which appears slightly curved in the horizon. The second shot, showing the rear of the spacecraft, is in … Read more

China’s Zhurong rover will land on Mars ‘in the next five days’

China is set to land its Zhurong rover, currently strapped to the Tianwen-1 orbiter, on Mars ‘in the next five days ‘as part of the country’s first interplanetary mission, Beijing’s space agency said Friday.  Zhurong, named after an ancient god of fire, is tucked in the belly of China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft that entered parking orbit around Mars in … Read more

China’s Zhurong rover will land on Mars TONIGHT

China is set to land its Zhurong rover, currently strapped to the Tianwen-1 orbiter, on Mars tonight as part of the country’s first interplanetary mission. Officials revealed Thursday that the capsule will embark on its ‘seven minutes of terror’ around 19:11 ET (00:11 BST), enduring the same tumultuous conditions NASA’s Perseverance rover went through to land … Read more

China’s Zhurong rover will land on Mars TOMORROW and endure ‘seven minutes of terror’

China is set to land its Zhurong rover on Mars on Friday as part of the country’s first interplanetary mission. Officials revealed Thursday that the capsule will embark on its ‘seven minutes of terror’ around 7:11pm ET, which is the same tumultuous conditions endured by NASA’s Perseverance rover earlier this year. Zhurong, named after an … Read more