China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft currently orbiting Mars has returned the first high-definition images of the Red Planet, and they are incredible. There is nothing more like Mars. In early February, the search returned the first images of Mars, but these new images, published by the Chinese National Aeronautics and Space Administration (CNSA), reveal more detailed and clear surface features.
Martian surface was photographed with a high-definition camera while the probe was orbiting Mars about 330–350 kilometers (205-2217 miles) above in preparation for a very short-distance future landing. The color image spread on another camera in orbit shows the north pole of Mars in a stunning way. The two black and white images have a resolution of 7 meters, which means the cameras can distinguish different things just 7 meters away and reveal mountains, grooves and sand dunes. The Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency said the largest impact litter seen here covered about 620 meters (2,034 feet).
Tianwin-1, which means heaven in question, landed on Mars in July 2020 with the first mission to Mars and the United Arab Emirates, hopefully, thanks to the brief launch window last summer that the journey to Mars will be exactly 7 months. The spacecraft made up of orbits, a lander and a 6-wheeled rover. The orbit reached Mars on February 24, 2021, and the CNSA said it would probably orbit Mars for three months before attempting to land, possibly in May or June 2021. According to the agency, they are monitoring the southern part of Utopia Planitia on Mars, a large plain in the Utopia hole – the largest recognized groove in the entire solar system – as a landing site.
The still unnamed rover can move at speeds of up to 200 meters (656 feet) per hour, which is quite fast for a Mars rover. Curiosity currently tied at 140 meters (460 feet) per hour, and perseverance, when it goes, is able to make 152 meters (500 feet) a little faster per hour. It carries six scientific instruments to perform tasks on the planet, including ground-penetrating radar and a multispectral camera.
Until the Tianwin-1, landing capsule is unveiled and how it will deploy the sixth rover to Mars, its three-month packs will activated in the parking orbit to perform tasks such as ground feature analysis and monitoring for a favorable landing weather. As CNSA noted, Tianwen-1 is the 46th Mars mission in the world and 19 of them have been successful, so join us in May or June when we go on a wild ride that “China Minute Terror” China is again trying successfully land a rover on Mars.