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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity completes nine years on the red planet

06/08/2021 03:15 PM | Click to read full article

The Curiosity rover recently celebrated its birthday on Mars on the night of 5 August. The robot which was launched in November 2011 and reached Mars on 5 August 2012 has been there on the red planet for the last nine years, and has travelled a little more than 25km. It has been designed to have a lifespan of 14 years.

With help from the rover's observations, scientists have been able to better understand the red planet.