Watch The Mars Rover Curiosity’s First Year In Only 2 Minutes
A busy, if slow-moving, year in the life of a robot we crashed onto an alien world.
The Mars rover Curiosity has spent the past year driving around the surface of of its new home, drilling and digging and collecting samples and every once in awhile drawing inappropriate body parts for fun.
It’s not a speed demon, so we don’t follow it minute-by-minute, but JPL just published a video shortening the past year in Curiosity’s life down to 548 images, taken with the fish-eye lens mounted on the rover’s front. The pics are great, a first-person look at Curiosity as it collects its first scoop of Martian soil and drills through cool extraterrestrial rocks. Hi Curiosity! Your year looks like it was fun.