Saturday, August 10, 2013

One year of Curiosity on Mars

It's been a full year since I posted article on Curiosity's landing and More Curiosity than you can shake a stick at and other space and astronomy news, which means it's time for a retrospective using stories I included in Overnight News Digest: Science Saturday (One year of Curiosity on Mars) on Daily Kos.

First, here's JPL/NASA with Curiosity Rover: One Year on Mars.

A look at the challenges and achievements of Curiosity's first year on Mars.
Next, added a soundtrack to a JPL/NASA video, spicing it up considerably.

Curiosity's First Year On Mars In 2 Minutes

The Mars Science Laboratory landed on the Red Planet in August 2012. The imagery from August 2012 to July 2013, from the rover's Hazard-Avoidance camera, has been compiled to make this time-lapse.
See the Curiosity Rover's 1st Year On Mars in 2 Minutes (Video)
by Megan Gannon, News Editor
August 02, 2013 05:36pm ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will celebrate its one-year anniversary on the Red Planet next week, and to celebrate the occasion, the space agency released a two-minute time-lapse video of the robot's first year of exploration.

The new Curiosity rover video draws on 548 fish-eye images from the rover's front Hazard-Avoidance Camera taken between August 2012 and July 2013. NASA released the clip without a soundtrack, and we added music (including the "Day of the Dog" by Matt Haick and? "Sin on Stage" by William Werwath).
Finally, NASA Television highlighted the anniversary in their weekly summary of NASA news: DC Celebrates Curiosity on This Week @NASA

Celebration, when the Curiosity Rover safely found the surface of Mars on August 6, 2012 ... and celebration this week on Capitol Hill as NASA and members of Congress mark the one year anniversary of the Martian landing and showcase the ways the rover is helping us get to know Mars. During another event to celebrate Curiosity at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, members of the Curiosity team presented White House officials with a replica of the plaque flown on the mission and signed by the President. Curiosity's landing ignited a new generation of excitement which grew even more when the rover found evidence that Mars could've sustained life in the past. NASA and the rest of Earth looks forward to future finds on Mars from Curiosity and other missions. Also, Bolden Visits Wallops, Asteroid Mission Formulation Review, Following The Water, Preparing For Tomorrow, SLS Design Gets "OK", NASA Gets New Chief Scientist, X-Ray Eclipse, Commercial Crew Industry Day, Train Like An Astronaut, Promoting Stem & Safety and more!
Happy anniversary, Curiosity!

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