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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:21 AM

Photos show Chinese rover on dusty, rocky Martian surface

Source: AP

BEIJING (AP) The dusty, rocky Martian surface and a Chinese rover and lander bearing small national flags were seen in photos released Friday that the rover took on the red planet.

The four pictures released by the China National Space Administration also show the upper stage of the Zhurong rover and the view from the rover before it rolled off its platform.

Zhurong placed a remote camera about 10 meters (33 feet) from the landing platform, then withdrew to take a group portrait, the CNSA said.

China landed the Tianwen-1 spacecraft carrying the rover on Mars last month after it spent about three months orbiting the red planet. China is the second country to land and operate a spacecraft on Mars, after the United States.



In this image released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Friday, June 11, 2021, the Chinese Mars rover Zhurong is seen near its landing platform taken by a remote camera that was dropped into position by the rover. China on Friday released a series of photos taken by its Zhurong rover on the surface of Mars, including one of the rover itself taken by a remote camera. (CNSA via AP)


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Reply Photos show Chinese rover on dusty, rocky Martian surface (Original post)
Omaha Steve Yesterday OP
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Greg K Yesterday #9
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maxsolomon 11 hrs ago #19
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:32 AM

1. Pretty cool.



Front view looks like some king of quad, tracked....thing...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 12:37 PM

10. Looks like WALL-E or Johnny 5



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Response to blugbox (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 07:22 AM

17. Centrally located head stem..



Good balance . Military demo guys use similar...:

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:23 AM

2. According to historical tradition

The machines should be able to claim Mars for their own.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:54 AM

3. Will the next US rover have machine guns?

What are the Chinese doing on OUR planet? There could be oil there.

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Response to Mysterian (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:40 PM

11. we already have lasers on our rovers

Happily blasting away at Mars.

Meanwhile, back on Earth...







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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:41 AM

4. Love these science articles.

Thanx for posting!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:03 AM

5. No Disassemble (!!!)

There must be some type of 'short circuit' because that rover appears suspiciously like Number Five...Alive

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:09 AM

6. Glad it didn't say dusty, rocky ROAD

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:14 AM

7. What an amazing technological achievement by China.

The changes in China in just the last 25 years are staggering.




The comparison photos of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, one of Shanghai's most iconic buildings. [Photo taken by Bruce Connolly 1996 and 2017.]

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:22 AM

8. Great pictures!

I was interested to learn the scale of these. Since there are no other familiar-sized objects on Mars to compare to and we're used to Wall-E, we see them as cute little robots, but they are actually huge industrial vehicles.



https://www.lanl.gov/museum/news/newsletter/2018/06/nerd-event-june.php

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 12:13 PM

9. They've gotten bigger over the years.

Curiosity & Perseverance are car-sized.

China's rover is closer to the size of the MER rovers Spirit/Opportunity

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Response to Greg K (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 07:26 AM

18. they can do more, can't they?


More experiments....travel farther. See more....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 03:07 PM

12. Mars a Lago

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 04:50 PM

13. Fake...

...fake, fake, fake.
Fake, fake.
Fake, fake, fake, fake, fake.
Chinese release new Covid on Mars.
Wuhan Institute of Virology was studying BatBoy, not bats, to weaponize new Covid19 bio-weapon, but it got out of the lab.

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Response to Mawspam2 (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 10:30 AM

19. If you had more posts we know you were joking

Like 12,400, not 124.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:14 PM

14. WHy are the images so clear oddly yellowish tint?

I know they are real but they look fake. I think the Chinese over-processed the images to get some desired effect.

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Response to StClone (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:08 PM

16. The Martian sky is pink, not blue.

And some of the color is probably due to dust in the air.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:33 PM

15. Damn lander looks like it was made of gold

what more reason do you need?

Bling!

Pimp my lander!

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