Selfie march are not limited to American rovers. As The edge Remarks, China had its Zhurong rover take a “tour group” photo by planting a remote camera and posing next to its landing pad. The robotic explorer also took a sweeping panorama of the site (below), a photo of the platform itself, and a stunning view of the Martian surface.
Perseverance sent his own selfie in early April, though he leaned on his own arm rather than dropping a camera.
Zhurong is preparing to study the climate and geology of Mars for about 90 days during his official mission. We wouldn’t be surprised if it lasts longer, like Rovers made in the USA. Even if it ends as planned, it will still have accomplished a lot as the first non-U.S. Rover to successfully land on Mars. The selfie is as much about bragging about this achievement as it is about showing what Zhurong looks like in action.
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