Nasa's Curiosity celebrates one year on Red Planet

June 24, 2014 6:20 AM

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Nasa's Curiosity celebrates one year on Red Planet

NEW DELHI: Today, on June 24, Nasa's Mars Curiosity rover completes one Martian year — 687 Earth days — on the Red Planet. Launched in November 2011 from Florida, US, the 3 meter long laboratory-on-wheels landed on Mars in August 2012. Since then it has been busy trundling around on its special wheels, collecting rock and mud samples from the dusty Martian surface.

Nasa said that Curiosity has "accomplished the mission's main goal of determining whether Mars once offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life".

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