China on Friday released new panoramic images snapped by its Mars rover Zhurong striking a birdlike pose as it rolled along the red planet with a triumphant display of national flags.
The four photos released by the China National Space Administration reveal the upper stage of the six-wheeled, solar-powered vehicle and the view from before it rolled off its platform.
Zhurong placed a remote camera about 33 feet from the platform, then withdrew to take a group portrait, the CNSA said.
The orbiter and lander feature Chinese flags — and the lander has outlines of the mascots for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
The Tianwen-1 spacecraft carrying Zhurong, named after a god of fire in Chinese mythology, landed on the planet last month after spending about three months in orbit.
An image taken by China’s Zhurong Mars rover shows its landing platform on the surface of Mars.China National Space Administration China’s Mars rover Zhurong is set to