Mars Rover Curiosity’s birthday

Mars Rover has accomplished some amazing things. There’s the landing itself, the result of years of planning and engineering; the scientific analyses, which taught us more about another planet than we’ve ever known; and, man, the photos, which we droolingly awaited to be beamed back home. In all, according to NASA, Curiosity has sent back more than 70,000 images and shot a rock-blasting laser 75,000 times. Not bad, considering it has only gone a mile on its entire journey.

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