Take a picture of the entire surface of Mars. It was one of the missions assigned to Tianwen-1, the probe launched by China Space Administration (CNSA) in July 2020. The country’s first independent planetary exploration mission. And some 1,344 orbits after its arrival near the in February 2021, Tianwen-1 finally managed to map its entire surface. All stored in over a thousand gigabytes of raw data.
Researchers will therefore now have at least one medium definition image of any . For some areas, they will even have high definition images. They will likely reveal valuable new information. In the meantime, place to wonder.
Mission accomplished! CNSA announces Tianwen-1 orbiter has obtained global medium-resolution images of Mars, after 1344 orbits in 706 days, as of June 29. The probe has completed all planned missions and will continue remote sensing work and perform some technology tests…. pic.twitter.com/ml2M8smEFr
— China ‘N Asia Spaceflight (@CNSpaceflight) June 29, 2022
Guided tour of the planet Mars
With the of Valles Marineris, for example. The canyon system is gigantic: 4,000 kilometers long and depths of up to 7 kilometers. The still do not know how it was formed. But they suspect it took billions of years, from cracks that appeared when the Red Planet began to cool.
There are also new images of the crater Maunder, one of the deepest found on Mars. Or theAscraeus Mons, a The study of volcanoes is volcanology or vulcanology. Volcanic activity is one of…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/d/c/f/dcfcbbf72e_125167_volcan-arenal-costa-rica. jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/planete/definitions/volcanologie-volcano-3537/” data-more=”Read more”>more than 18 kilometers high which had been discovered by the Mariner 9 probe, some 50 years ago.
Important images from , also. The region under which a vast subglacial lake filled with salt water is believed to be hidden. Potentially our best chance of finding any trace of life on the red planet.