The Chinese probe Tianwen-1, launched in July 2020 towards Mars, has just provided exceptional images of the red planet.

Arrived in orbit around Mars in February 2021, it managed to accomplish its mission: to map the places, which represents more than a thousand gigabytes of data, reports

Futura-Sciences

this Thursday.

The photos unveiled by the Chinese Space Administration (CNSA) are stunning.

Mission accomplished!

CNSA announces Tianwen-1 orbiter has obtained global medium-resolution images of Mars, after 1344 orbits in 706 days, as of June 29. The probe has completed all planned missions and will continue remote sensing work and perform some technology tests.... pic.twitter.com/ml2M8smEFr

— China 'N Asia Spaceflight🙏 (@CNSpaceflight) June 29, 2022


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As of June 29, Tianwen-1 has completed 1,344 orbits around Mars in 706 days, providing medium-resolution global images of the planet, explains the Chinese space program on Twitter.

This means that astronauts have a complete view of Mars, sometimes with high resolution images.

Pic2 shows the ice caps at Mars's south pole region.

Here I just tuned the color a bit to highlight the white#Tianwen1 https://t.co/Xmtvt6AWw5 pic.twitter.com/UhfpDFXFDn

— China 'N Asia Spaceflight🙏 (@CNSpaceflight) June 29, 2022


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Canyons, a crater and a volcano

One image shows the Valles Marineris (Mariner's Valleys) canyon system located near the Martian equator.

It is 4,000 km long with depths of up to 7 km, says

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The Tianwen-1 probe also obtained images of the Maunder crater, which is one of the deepest on the planet.

You can also see the Ascraeus Mons which measures more than 18 km high.

The Mariner probe had detected its existence 50 years ago.

The CNSA can also count on images of the South Pole of Mars.

It is in this region that a system of subglacial saltwater lakes could be hidden.

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