China’s Mars probe takes first selfies to Tianwen-1 Red Planet

China has released the first selfies taken by the Chinese spacecraft Tianwen-1, which is currently traveling to the Red Planet, as part of the country’s first Mars exploration.

Images show an orbit containing a gold orbit and a silver lander shining in the darkness of the universe for more than two months after leaving Earth.

The photos were taken by a 680g camera mounted on the outer wall of the Tianwen-1.

China has released the first selfies taken by the Chinese spacecraft Tianwen-1, which is currently traveling to the Red Planet, as part of the country’s first Mars exploration.

The probe, a gold orbiter and silver lander, appears to be shining in the darkness of the universe, indicating that China's largest space mission is still underway.

The probe, a gold orbiter and silver lander, appears to be shining in the darkness of the universe, indicating that China’s largest space mission is still underway.

Tianwen-1, named after a 2,000-year-old Chinese poet who thinks about stars and planets, includes an orbiter, lander and rover, and weighs 530 pounds (240 kg).

Long exploded into space on July 23, March 5, marking China’s first Mars mission, as the country seeks to make Russia and the U.S. a major space power.

After a journey of 34 million miles in seven months, the unmanned space probe will reach the Red Planet next February.

As of Wednesday, the National Space Administration said it had traveled more than 24 million kilometers (15 million miles) from Earth to the Red Planet. Post.

The images were released by Chinese authorities on Thursday, the first selfies of an unmanned space probe.

After receiving commands from the ground, the on-board camera launched the Tianwen-1 into space and took a picture every second with two wide angle lenses on each side of the device.

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The images were sent back to Tianwen-1 via Wi-Fi and sent back to Earth.

An animation, produced by Chinese state media Xinhua, illustrates how the camera is released into space through an unmanned space probe before taking the first 'selfies'.

An animation, produced by Chinese state media Xinhua, illustrates how the camera is released into space through an unmanned space probe before taking the first ‘selfies’.

China's largest carrier rocket, the Long March 5 spacecraft, exploded on July 23 from the Wenchang space launch site in the southern island of Hainan.

China’s largest carrier rocket, the Long March 5 spacecraft, exploded on July 23 from the Wenchang space launch site in the southern island of Hainan.

Officials shared photos on October 1, marking the start of China’s Golden Week, an eight-day holiday celebrating Chinese National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival.

The Tiananmen-1 launch comes three days after the UAE launched its own Mars orbit and a week before the launch of NASA’s Perseverance rover.

Countries have taken advantage of a period when Earth and Mars were deployed in favor of a short journey.

After seeing the progress of the US and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, China poured billions of dollars into their military-led space program.

This is not China’s first attempt on Mars – in 2011, after launching from Kazakhstan, the spacecraft lost a Chinese orbiter with a Russian mission when it failed to exit Earth’s orbit.

This is a picture of what the Tiananmen-1 rover will look like when it lands on Mars.  The unmanned space probe developed by China will reach the Red Planet next February

This is a picture of what the Tiananmen-1 rover will look like when it lands on Mars. The unmanned space probe developed by China will reach the Red Planet next February

This is not China's first attempt on Mars in 2011, but lost a Chinese orbiter with a Russian mission when the spacecraft failed to exit Earth's orbit after launch.

This is not China’s first attempt on Mars – a Chinese orbiter with a Russian mission was lost when the spacecraft failed to recover from Earth’s orbit after launch in 2011.

But this time China is going it alone, tracking faster than launching an orbiter and rover on the same mission.

China’s secret space program developed rapidly in the following decades.

In 2003, Yang Liwe became the first Chinese astronaut. Last year, Chang-4 became the first spacecraft to land on the far side of the moon from any country.

Landing on Mars is notorious, and only the US has successfully launched a spacecraft from Mars, having done so eight times since 1976.

Over the past decade, China has made great strides, laying the groundwork for the addition of a space station by 2022 and a permanent foothold in Earth’s orbit.

The country has already sent two rovers to the moon. Second, with the Utu-2 rover, China became the first country to successfully make a soft landing on a distant part of the lunar surface.

The Moon’s missions have given China experience in operating space probes beyond Earth’s orbit, although Mars is a different story.

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