Curiosity rover celebrates its first Martian year on the red planet

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NASA’s Curiosity rover celebrated its first Earth year on Mars in August 2013, but the car-sized robot yesterday hit another milestone — its first full Martian year on the red planet. Mars’ years last 687 days, a total that Curiosity reached on June 24th after touching down on the world’s ruddy surface in August 2012. To commemorate the Martian milestone, the Curiosity team at NASA released a new “selfie” of the rover on the planet’s surface, and compiled a video recapping its most important findings and photos.

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