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China prepares to land its Zhurong rover on Mars – BBC News

The six-wheeled robot is ready to make the hazardous descent to the surface of the Red Planet.



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By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent
image captionArtwork of the Zhurong robot: It’s a daunting prospect landing on Mars
China says it will attempt to land its Mars rover in the coming days.
The six-wheeled Zhurong robot will target Utopia Planitia, a vast terrain in the planet’s northern hemisphere.
The vehicle will use a combination of a protective capsule, a parachute and a rocket platform to make the descent.
A successful touchdown would be a remarkable achievement given the difficult nature…

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