The rover’s mission was originally designed to last 90 days.
13 years later, it’s still trundling around the red planet, taking snaps.
The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) – mounted on a turret at the end of the Curiosity rover’s robotic arm, had its dust cover removed over the weekend and is now officially in action. Among the first pictures that NASA engineers took were a series of views of the rover’s undercarriage
NASA has just released a huge scrollable, zoomable panorama of the Martian surface assembled from footage shot by the Opportunity Rover (Curiosity‘s less advanced predecessor) on the rim of the Endeavour crater between December 2011 and May 2012.
It’s very impressive.
A photo montage of the Mars Rover’s three year, 13 mile journey.
It still hit fewer potholes than it would have in Wicklow.