Mars Rover Curiosity Celebrates 1 Year in Space

For a Mars rover, birthday isn't feast, birthday is duty

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NASA's rover Curiosity registered one year of adventures off Earth on Monday, November 26.

NASA's rover Curiosity registered one year of adventures off Earth on Monday, November 26.

Being sent from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida last year on November 26, Curiosity had a fairly curious eighth-month trip through space after which it landed on Martian surface on August 5 in a complicated manner.

There are over 23,000 valuable images already captured by Curiosity and sent to Earth, Space reports.

Curiosity is meant to have a two-year stay on Mars, time when he'll struggle to find any relevant signs for an eventual possibility of a microbial life on the Red Planet.

Interesting discoveries have already been made, like the exciting “something” that SAM has found over a week ago and about which NASA officials said it might reveal facts “for the history books.”

On his birthday, Curiosity has been, as always, heroically on duty.

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