Curiosity rover marks one Martian year on Mars

On June 24, NASA’s Curiosity rover logged one Martian year, 687 Earth days, on the surface of Mars. Curiosity has been an technological, operational and scientific success. Launched on November 26, 2011, the Curiosity landed at Gale Crater on August 6, 2012. Since touching down, Curiosity has covered 4.9 miles.

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used the camera at the end of its arm in April and May 2014 to take dozens of component images combined into this self-portrait where the rover drilled into a sandstone target called "Windjana." The camera is the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used the camera at the end of its arm in April and May 2014 to take dozens of component images combined into this self-portrait where the rover drilled into a sandstone target called “Windjana.” The camera is the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI).
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

 

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