China National Space Administration Tianwen-1 interplanetary mission (Image credit: CNSA)
Sol 27: Landing site panorama
The panoramic view of the landing site is made by the navigation terrain camera on the mast of the Zhurong rover, when the rover has not left the landing platform.
The image shows that the terrain near the landing site is flat, and the Martian horizon can be seen in the distance. The abundance and size of the rocks are consistent with expectations, indicating that the autonomous selection of the landing site and the implementation of hovering obstacle avoidance are effective. The Mars topography map is the first topography and geomorphology image map taken by the navigation terrain camera after the rover reaches the surface of Mars.
Panoramas of Mars by NASA's Perseverance rover:
Panoramas of Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover:
The planet Earth has proven to be too limiting for our awesome community of panorama photographers. We're getting an increasing number of submissions that depict locations either not on Earth (like Mars, the Moon, and Outer Space in general) or do not realistically represent a geographic location on Earth (either because they have too many special effects or are computer generated) and hence don't strictly qualify for our Panoramic World project.But many of these panoramas are extremely beautiful or popular of both.So, in order to accommodate our esteemed photographers and the huge audience that they attract to 360Cities with their panoramas, we've created a new section (we call it an "area") called "Out of this World" for panoramas like these.Don't let the fact that these panoramas are being placed at the Earth's South Pole fool you - we had to put them somewhere in order not to interfere with our Panoramic World.Welcome aboard on a journey "Out of this World".