China has published videos showing its Mars orbiter Tianwen-1 against the background showing frost patches, which the CNSA says are ice caps. Photo: CNSA
China has published videos showing its Mars orbiter Tianwen-1 against the background showing frost patches, which the CNSA says are ice caps. Photo: CNSA
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China’s Mars mission: Tianwen-1 orbiter uses ‘selfie stick’ to capture ice caps on red planet

  • Space agency publishes videos of its spacecraft against backdrop of polar caps made from a mixture of frozen carbon dioxide and water
  • By Monday the Zhu Rong rover had driven more than 1.5km on the planet’s surface

China has published videos showing its Mars orbiter Tianwen-1 against the background showing frost patches, which the CNSA says are ice caps. Photo: CNSA
China has published videos showing its Mars orbiter Tianwen-1 against the background showing frost patches, which the CNSA says are ice caps. Photo: CNSA
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