Andy Saunders, the author of the upcoming book Apollo Remastered, said: “This is not an artist’s impression!
“It’s a photograph on #Mars just unveiled by the China National Space Agency of the Zhurong rover and its landing platform. A great family portrait.”
Another photo shared by the CNSA features just the lander with a Chinese flag mounted to the right of a ramp Zhurong descended last month.
You can see the marks in the rusty-brown Martian dust where the rover drove off.
Corey S. Powell, a science writer and podcaster, said: “China’s #Zhurong rover took a look back at its path onto the surface of Mars.
“Just started driving, and it’s already doing doughnuts in the Martian dust.”