We’ve got another update from China’s mission to Mars — one you can actually hear.
On Sunday, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) shared new video and, for the first time, audio captured by its Zhurong rover, considered the centerpiece of the country’s Tianwen-1 mission to the Red Planet.
The first clip below shows the rover, which launched from Earth on July 23, 2020 and arrived on Mars in the spring of 2021, traversing a vast crater known as Utopia Planitia, roughly 1,800 kilometers (1,118 miles) northeast of NASA’s Perseverance rover.
“The orbiter and the Mars rover are in good working condition, reporting safely from Mars to the party and the motherland, and sending distant blessings on the century of the party’s founding,” read an official CNSA statement, per BBC.
A diverse landscape with underground … Read More