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China’s Mars rover has sent a selfie

The Mars rover landed mid-May on the Red Planet. After the initial landscape photos, here’s its first selfie.

For Zhurong’s structure to fully fit into the picture with its 1.8meter height and 240kg weight the rover placed a small wireless camera ten meters away then rolled back to its place. The camera captured both the rover and the landing module. The Chinese scientific team will plan Zhurong’s further journey based on the received images.
The Zhurong rover was carried to Mars by the Tianwen-1 orbiter and placed by its lander unit on the Utopia Planitia, to analyze the geological features of the area.

Source: NewScientist

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