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Watch the Curiosity Rover’s First Year on Mars in Two Minutes

Whew — the past year flew by fast! Can you believe it’s almost been a year already since the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity thrilled the world with its nail-biting, sky-craning, engineer-high-fiving landing on Mars on August 6, 2012? Now for something even faster, here you can see what Curiosity has done since landing — where she’s roved, drilled, shook, and captured the views in this sped-up look at her travels, explorations and discoveries.

And since you can never see the landing highlight video too many times, we’ve posted it below:

The HiRISE Camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the Curiosity rover descending on its parachute to land on Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University.

The HiRISE Camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the Curiosity rover descending on its parachute to land on Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • Kevin Frushour August 1, 2013, 9:23 PM

    From 0:55 to 1:11, are we seeing fog coming and going from Mount Sharp as time passes, or is that just the camera adjusting brightness?

  • Aqua4U August 1, 2013, 9:36 PM

    I’d like to see this video embedded or synced with a video from the Mast Cam with the rover stopping and looking closer at talking points – edit in some commentary about drill sites and experiments, display ‘real time’ temperature and or wind direction and speed. Why not embed time synced close up images too? Oh yeah…. then there’s selecting the music… I’ll leave that up to you?

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