Zhurong landed on Mars! The Tianwen-1 rover is on Utopia Planitia

Zhurong landed on Mars! The Tianwen-1 rover is on Utopia Planitia

Zhurong, the Tianwen-1 mission’s rover, successfully landed on the southern part of Utopia Planitia, Mars, on 14 May 2021, at 23:18 UTC (15 May, 07:18 China Standard Time). Tianwen-1 (天问一号) is China’s first Mars exploration mission with an orbiter, a lander and a rover. The name Tianwen (天问, Questions to Heaven) comes from a poem written by the Chinese poet Qu Yuan. The Tianwen-1 mission’s rover was named Zhurong (祝融) after the god of fire in ancient Chinese mythology.
Credit: China Central Television (CCTV)/China National Space Administration (CNSA).

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