Five Years On Mars: Curiosity

Sunday was the fifth anniversary of Curiosity’s landing on Mars.  Like its predecessors, Curiosity has gone on to exceed all of its expectations, and is still going strong despite considerable wheel tread damage.  In honor of the occasion, NASA has released this time-lapse video (with a relaxing musical accompaniment) of all five years, as seen by the rover’s hazard avoidance cameras.  Note the times when it switches to driving backwards, to spread out the wear on its wheels.  😉


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