Curiosity’s view of Mars from Rocknest, November 2012 (MastCam).
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

A year in the life of Mars

By Charles Black 26 December 2012

(Sen) – 2012 marked an exciting year for our exploration of Mars with the dramatic landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover in August. After a textbook landing, Curiosity found itself driving down an ancient streambed and ingesting Martian soil in its search for whether microbial life ever existed or could be supported on Mars. 2012 also saw further Mars missions being planned back on Earth, including plans for Curiosity Mk II.

Read more: A year in the life of Mars — SEN.

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