Chinese scientists hope for the silent Zhurong Mars rover

The Chinese Mars rover may be stuck, but scientists using data from the mission still hope the vehicle can be reactivated and explored again.

Zhurong, which is part of China Tianwen 1 The Mars mission landed in Utopia Planitia in May 2021. The rover went into a dormant mode in May 2022, effectively allowing it to hibernate in the planet’s northern hemisphere.

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