Curiosity’s interstellar road trip

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NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity hit the surface of the Red Planet on the 6th of August, last year, but only started roving Mars 23 days and numerous system checks later. Since then, though, the 900kg car-sized robot ahs travelled for 281 sols (Martian days) sending back a wealth of photos and chem reports on soil samples.

Click through on the video below to see its 9 months of progress stitched together into a minute-long video.

 

Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.

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