An artist’s impression of the Zhu Rong Mars rover, which landed on the red planet on Saturday. Photo: Weibo An artist’s impression of the Zhu Rong Mars rover, which landed on the red planet on Saturday. Photo: Weibo
An artist’s impression of the Zhu Rong Mars rover, which landed on the red planet on Saturday. Photo: Weibo

Touchdown for China’s Mars rover Zhu Rong after ‘nine minutes of terror’

  • Landing a rover on Mars involves a communications blackout period during which it must land without human intervention
  • Only half of all attempts to land on the red planet have succeeded because of its challenging atmosphere

Topic |   China's space programme
An artist’s impression of the Zhu Rong Mars rover, which landed on the red planet on Saturday. Photo: Weibo An artist’s impression of the Zhu Rong Mars rover, which landed on the red planet on Saturday. Photo: Weibo
An artist’s impression of the Zhu Rong Mars rover, which landed on the red planet on Saturday. Photo: Weibo
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