Curiosity Rover Snaps Selfie to Celebrate First Martian Year

June 23, 2014 10:58 PM

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Curiosity Rover Snaps Selfie to Celebrate First Martian Year

The latest selfie from NASA's Curiosity rover marks the "Marsiversary" of the robot's landing on Mars. By Earth's reckoning, that landing happened almost two years ago — 687 days, which equals one Martian year.

The rover was originally slated for a mission lasting just one Martian year, but the mission already has been extended for as long as its battered wheels can keep going.

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