One Year on Mars Compiled Into Two-Minute Time-Lapsed Video

NASA’s Mars rover “Curiosity” has been on the red planet for nearly a year. While there, it has conducted valuable scientific assessments of the Martian landscape, including finding that the fourth planet from the Sun once had knee-deep streams and could have supported life.

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This photo released by NASA shows a self-portrait taken by the NASA rover Curiosity in Gale Crater on Mars. Measurements of the Martian air by the rover found it s mostly made of carbon dioxide with traces of other gases, according to two studies appearing in the Friday, July 19, 2013 issue of the journal Science. (Photo: AP/NASA)

In honor of its year anniversary since landing on the planet a year ago this month (August 6, 2012), NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has compiled footage from the rover’s “eye view” as it drove, scooped and drilled in the past twelve months.

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As of August 6, Curiosity will have been on Mars for one year taking samples and making observations. (Images: YouTube screenshots)

Watch what a year on Mars looked like from Curiosity’s perspective in this slightly more than two-minute time-lapsed video:

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