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Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover Marks First Martian Year

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Curiosity rover Martian year

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."

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover will complete a Martian year—687 Earth days—on June 24, having accomplished the mission's main goal of determining whether Mars once offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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