About a year ago, NASA’s Curiosity Rover touched down successfully on Mars, and people were celebrating Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s big mission in memes.
But NASA is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Curiosity’s landing a few days early with the release of a video that shows one year of the rover’s travels arounond Mars from August 2012 through July. While the video itself may not be amazing, it is all captured from freaking Mars, so give it a break.
Curiosity’s mission is expected continue for at least another 11 months, but it could be extended longer if the machine stays in good working order. So expect more glimpses of Mars and entertaining experiments like firing a laser for another year.
Since the video doesn’t have any sound, here’s some music to pair it with. This track from Canadian artist CFCF is appropriately titled “Camera.”