Hearken to the sounds of China’s Zhurong rover on the floor of Mars


China’s Zhurong rover on the surface of Mars, next to its landing platform.
Picture: CNSA

In March, NASA launched audio of its Perseverance rover firing lasers on the floor of Mars. Now China has launched audio of what it says is its Zhurong rover arriving on the pink planet and getting settled in, House Information reviews. China has additionally launched footage of its Mars rover, which is unexpectedly cute as we noticed in its first “selfie” a number of weeks in the past.

Hearken to what it seems like as Zhurong rolls down the ramp of its lander automobile on to the floor (however simply to handle your expectations: you’re not going to listen to any “pew pew pew” noises).

The solar-powered Zhurong first landed on Mars in Could, a part of China’s Tianwen-1 mission which arrived in Mars’ orbit in February. After descending from the Tianwen-1 orbiter above the planet’s…

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