HiPOD: Thursday, 10 June 2021
Tianwen-1 Lander and Zhurong Rover in Southern Utopia Planitia

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. Clearly visible are what we interpret as the lander surrounded by a blast pattern, 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 parachute & backshell as well as its heat shield are also visible.

ID: ESP_069665_2055
date: 6 June 2021
altitude: 287 km

NASA/JPL/UArizona
https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_069665_2055
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km