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Some high-resolution images of Shenzhou-12 pre-launch. All systems normal.

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Zhurong Rover‘s picture taken by HiRISE

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Tianwen-1 Lander and Zhurong Rover in Southern Utopia Planitia
The Chinese Tianwen-1 mission landed in southern Utopia Planitia on 14 May 2021. HiRISE acquired this image on 6 June 2021.
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, and the rover itself a bit to the south after it descended from the lander.

This image shows the surrounding terrain to be very typical of southern Utopia Planitia, with a smooth and mostly boulder-free region. The bright curving features are aeolian (windblown) landforms.

The lander’s
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Zhurong Rover‘s picture taken by HiRISE

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Tianwen-1 Lander and Zhurong Rover in Southern Utopia Planitia
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, and the rover itself a bit to the south after it descended from the lander.

This image shows the surrounding terrain to be very typical of southern Utopia Planitia, with a smooth and mostly boulder-free region. The bright curving features are aeolian (windblown) landforms.

The lander’s
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hmmmm, it is only 100 meter or so from a small crater to the south East. If the lander had come down in the crater it might have been a problem. But the crater may give the rover a easier access to material normally buried several meters deep beneath the surface.
 

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hmmmm, it is only 100 meter or so from a small crater to the south East. If the lander had come down in the crater it might have been a problem. But the crater may give the rover a easier access to material normally buried several meters deep beneath the surface.

The lander is equipped with obstacle avoidance radar (reportedly AESA). It is more likely the lander would have avoided that crater.
 

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