China’s first ‘Mars probe’ has a huge collection of scientific data

Image courtesy of China National Space Administration: China and Mars orbiter, released January 1, 2022.

China’s first ‘Mars probe’ has a huge collection of scientific data

BEIJING, September 19 (Xinhua) — The China National Space Administration on Sunday (September 18). It revealed that China’s first Mars exploration mission was able to collect a large amount of scientific data

The Tianwen-1 mission orbiter has been operating smoothly for more than 780 days.
As of Thursday, Zhurong set off on the surface of Mars at 1,921 meters.
(September 15) Both ships completed their scientific exploration missions as planned. and collected 1,480 gigabytes of raw scientific data

Tianwen-1 spacecraft This includes the orbiter, lander and probe, landing on pre-selected landing areas. Utopia Planitia, a giant plain on Mars, on May 15, 2021, marks the first time China has landed a spacecraft on the planet.

Chinese researchers have carried out a detailed study of the general topography of the landing site. It includes concave topography, craters and trenches, and reveals important links between ridge formation and water activity.

by observing camera images and spectral data Researchers have found hydrous minerals in a slab near the landing site. This proves that there has been a lot of liquid water activity at the landing site since 1 billion years ago.

The researchers also found that the soil at the landing site had enormous load bearing and low friction. Combining camera images with probe movement traces and other information

These new data reveal the impact of wind and water activity on geological evolution and environmental change on Mars. It supports the theory that there was once an ocean on the Utopia Planitia Plain, and strengthens scientific understanding of geological evolution and environmental change on Mars.

The researchers also used survey data from Tianwen-1. For scientific results, such as the relationship between the density of rocks on the surface of Mars and the degree of surface erosion. Distribution of ions and neutral particles in space environments near Mars. including the gravitational field of Mars

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