China releases high-resolution Mars images from its Tianwen-1 probe

Beijing (TIP): China’s national space agency on Thursday published high-resolution images of Mars captured by the country’s Tianwen-1 probe, which is currently orbiting the Red planet. These images include two panchromatic view and one colour image, said the China National Space Administration (CNSA). The panchromatic images were taken by the high-resolution camera of China’s spacecraft, Tianwen-1 meaning Questions to Heaven, at a distance of 330 to 350 km above the surface of Mars. In the images, Martian landforms such as small craters, mountain ridges and dunes are clearly visible. It is estimated that the diameter of the largest impact crater in the images is around 620 meters, state-run Xinhua news agency reported quoting CNSA statement. PTI

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