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NASA Curiosity Mars rover celebrates 3,000 Martian days with glorious image – CNET

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NASA’s Curiosity rover captured this Mars panorama in November 2020.
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NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012 and it just celebrated a milestone anniversary of 3,000 Martian days of living the good science life on the red planet.
A Martian day — called a “sol”– is slightly longer than a day on Earth, clocking in at just over 24 hours and 39 minutes. Scientists track Curiosity’s activities based on sols. For example, raw images taken by the rover are tagged with…

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