Launched in 2020, the probe reached the Red Planet in May 2021. From then on, Tianwen-1 traveled from top to bottom on Mars to capture never-before-seen images of the planet. Nearly 1,300 tours of the planet have been made in order to see Mars from all angles.
Scarlet dunes, huge craters and vertiginous canyons: the landscapes are impressive. You can even see the steep cliffs of Valles Marineris, which is one of the most impressive in the Solar System.
Capturing stunning images wasn’t Tianwen-1’s only mission. Indeed, several scientific instruments were also part of the journey to collect data on the Martian environment. In total, nearly 1,040 GB of raw data was collected across the territory. This will make it possible to improve the existing databases and, ultimately, to better understand the red planet.
The information has already been shared with NASA and the European Space Agency, and will eventually be available to all researchers.
Tianwen-1 will continue to carry out tests and prepare for other tasks.