Leveraging its AI expertise, strengths as a knowledge platform, and more than 230 million daily active users (DAUs), Baidu App is proud to be an exclusive partner of China's first Mars mission to inform netizens about this historic moment in China's space exploration.
The views were captured by a program run by NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office, which scans huge swaths of the sky for space rocks in order to gather enough observations for astronomers to map each object's path in case one may come a little too close for comfort.
The CNSA said the campaign is expected to promote the popularization of space knowledge and attract the public's attention to the space industry.
China launched a rover to Mars on Thursday, another milestone for its space programme after putting humans into orbit and landing a probe on the Moon. "And now it's going back to Mars".
This is China's first independent mission to another planet and will combine three missions in one, orbiting, landing and roving. The craft is expected to enter Mars' orbit in seven months; then the lander and rover will detach and touch down on the planet's surface two to three months later. At present, eight probes are still working in Mars orbit or on its surface.More news: MLB, union agree to 7-inning doubleheaders
Mars 2020 is slated to land inside Mars' Jezero Crater, positioned near the western edge of Isidis Planitia, a massive basin north of the Martian equator.
The UAE mission is sending an orbiter, which won't land, Logsdon added, saying, "It's done in collaboration with the University of Colorado; the UAE.is overseeing the mission, but there is a lot of us contribution". The spacecraft was launched aboard a Long March-5 carrier rocket from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in southern China's island province of Hainan.
This image of the rocket-powered descent stage sitting on top of NASA's Perseverance rover was taken in a clean room at Kennedy Space Center on April 29, 2020.
The rover has been named Perseverance.
Tianwen-1, which means "questions to heaven", is a 5,000-kilogram spacecraft consisting of a lander, orbiter and rover. For instance, Tianwen-1 will land using a system of parachutes, rockets and inflatable airbags similar to what NASA has employed in the past.More news: Endangered tigers captured on camera in western Thailand
In 2011, Russian Federation and China partnered on the Phobos-Grunt mission.
It is the first rover to employ a sample caching system to collect these samples for return to Earth in a future mission.
Mars was an ominous sign in ancient China.
The United Arab Emirates launched a mission to Mars on Monday, an orbiter that will study the planet's atmosphere. This makes the mission especially ambitious for China because this has never been done before. "Mars is a hard purchaser, and we don't get anything for granted", reported the Perseverance mission's deputy venture manager, Matt Wallace. NASA not too long ago launched an insightful video displaying how Ingenuity will embark on its maiden Mars flight after it detaches from Perseverance's underbelly.More news: Latest Pharmacy News: UK had highest rate of excess deaths in Europe