China releases images of Mars captured by Tianwen-1

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The China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Thursday released three high-definition images of Mars, two panchromatic images and one color, captured by the Chinese Mars probe, Tianwen-1.

The panchromatic images were taken by the high-resolution camera on the probe at a distance of about 330 to 350 kilometers from the surface of Mars.

With a resolution of around 0.7 meters, the camera captured small, clear craters, ridges, dunes, and other features on the surface of Mars. The largest crater is estimated to be around 620 meters in diameter.

A panchromatic image captured by Tianwen-1. / CNSA

A panchromatic image captured by Tianwen-1. / CNSA

A panchromatic image captured by Tianwen-1. / CNSA

A panchromatic image captured by Tianwen-1. / CNSA

The color image was taken by a medium resolution camera and shows the north polar region of Mars.

A color image captured by Tianwen-1. / CNSA

A color image captured by Tianwen-1. / CNSA

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