China's Tianwen 1 Mars orbiter takes amazing video selfie for lunar New Year
China's Tianwen 1 Mars orbiter is once again delivering stunning imagery, with a new video released to celebrate the lunar New Year.
The 38-second clip shows shadows and sunlight moving across the body ofTianwen 1, with the sunlight causing insulation to move slightly due to thermal expansion. Mars then appears below the spacecraft, with a number of Red Planet surface features soon becoming apparent.
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