The rover celebrated one year on the Red Planet with a lonely rendition of 'Happy Birthday to Me'.
Since it's harrowing descent 12 months ago, Curiosity has trundled across the Martian surface taking photographs, collecting samples and recording measurements. Having already succeeded in its primary mission to determine if Mars could have once supported life, the future is bright for the rover and it is hoped that it will continue to operate for many years to come.
"Curiosity landed on Mars on August 5th, 2012," said electrical engineer Florence Tan. "It was born on Mars that day, and so we consider that day as its birthday."
"To celebrate the one year anniversary of landing on the surface of red planet, Nasa engineers managed to coax a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday To You’ out of the 2,000lb Curiosity rover."
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