China’s spacecraft Zhurong sends first photos from Mars


China’s National Space Administration (CNSA) shared photos of Zhurong crossing Mars on its website.

Zhurong successfully landed in the Utopia Planitia region north of Mars on May 15th.

After the USA and Russia, China became the third country to send spacecraft to Mars.

The traveler, named after Zhurong, the god of fire and war in Chinese mythology, set out in July 2020 and reached Mars in 7 months, and it took 3 months to get into orbit.