Meet the Martians

5 major differences between Perseverance and China’s Zhurong Mars rover

Xinhua

Perseverance has a new neighbor on Mars: Chinese news agency Xinhua confirmed the country’s first Martian rover, Zhurong, touched down in the early hours of May 15.

NASA/JPL-Caltech

The landing marks not only China’s first rover on Mars, but also the first non-American rover to survive the trip — not counting the Soviet Union’s Prop-M rover, which couldn't be deployed when its lander failed.