Chinese scientists pin their hopes on the silent Mars rover Zhurong

The Chinese Mars rover may be stuck, but scientists using data from the mission remain hopeful that the rover can re-energize and explore again.

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

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