November 14, 2021

NASA’s HiRISE camera clicks coloured picture of China’s Zhurong rover on Mars- Technology News, Firstpost

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has captured a picture of the China National Space Administration’s (CNSA) Zhurong rover on Mars. The image shows the rover at a short distance from its landing platform on Mars. Recently, CNSA had released a black and white picture of the site, but MRO’s High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera has clicked a coloured photograph. Along with capturing the rover, MRO’s HiRISE has captured the lander surrounded by a blast pattern. The capsule components, including the backshell and heatshield and the parachute that successfully landed the lander-rover duo is also visible.

China’s Zhurong lander and rover as visible on Mars by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter camera — HiRISE. Image credit: NASA/JPL

The HIRISE camera takes pictures that cover vast areas of Mars’ terrain. It operates…

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