Pics or it Didn’t Happen

Deployment of the Zhurong rover. (Credit: CNSA)

It’s been more than 24 hours and people have begun to notice China hasn’t released any photos from its successful landing on the Red Planet. Other than the initial announcement of a successful landing, there are no updates on the Chinese space agency’s website.

It’s not clear what might have happened, but the longer the silence goes on the more ominous it becomes. Space is hard. Mars is even harder.