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Curiosity Celebrates One Year on Mars

Aug. 6 marks the one-year anniversary of NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover landing on the Red Planet.

In case you’re not familiar with the story, click here.

During its first year on Mars, Curiosity has captured more than 71,000 images, fired 75,000 laser shots to investigate rocks and soil and drilled into two rocks for analysis by the two of state-of-the-art mini labs housed inside of it.

Now, Curiosity is now speeding toward Mount Sharp, a massive 3.4 mile mountain that stands about 5 miles from Curiosity’s landing site. Here’s a video tour of everything that Curiosity has seen in the past year.

20 Comments on Curiosity Celebrates One Year on Mars

  1. purple bird // August 6, 2013 at 10:07 am // Reply

    I could barely make out anything. Peecht—oh yeah, Boys’ Life, I mean Clay, perhaps you should take posts off this site that are now on the Bookzone site? I think you should have a cool Twitter widget like that too. Peechtival!

    • Curiosity was taking rock samples, DUH. I’ll put the “Bookzone” site in my internet note book.

      What? says:

      What about people that don’t go to this “Bookzone site?” How would those people know about the world? Wise Guy & I never even heard of “Bookzone” before! (Neither do we have twitter, except Wise Guy’s dad has a twitter account, but Wise Guy just uses his Facebook account, since W. G. doesn’t know his twitter.)

      • Clay Swartz // August 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm //

        What?

      • purple bird // August 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm //

        Thank you, Captain Obvious, I gathered that. Gosh. Try clicking on the “Win a free copy of one Creepy story” on the homepage and it’ll take you to bookzone.boyslife.com. It’s a whole different website than Heads’ Up. Aren’t you aware of this, Clay? Gee, the way people treat you around here. Almost makes me want to stop commenting. Peechtival.

      • Clay Swartz // August 8, 2013 at 11:21 am //

        Hey, Purple Bird. What’s your question? Bookzone is a completely different site, but for the moment, it’s using some of Heads Up’s content. Soon the site will have all new content.

      • purple bird // August 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm //

        What I’m saying, Clay, is that the posts that are on the Bookzone website are also on this website, even though it redirects to the other site when you click on them. So I was just suggesting that you take them off this site, that’s all. Peechtival!

      • What? is mad at everybody and anybody // August 12, 2013 at 10:51 am //

        YOU’RE SPOILING MY POINT, CLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( (Note from What: We don’t go to Bookzone & don’t want to go to Bookzone, since the only thing it would have on it to our thought is old, stupid, teenager books (we are both 9- well, Wise Guy is turning 9) and that we don’t like, and, also, I found your twitter on the bottom of the home page. :) & :( )

      • Clay Swartz // August 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm //

        Hey, What? Bookzone will soon have books that are aimed at 9 & 10 year olds, too. Don’t worry. Sorry, you’re not a fan yet, but I think you will be soon. For now, is there anything else you’d like to see on Heads Up?

      • No, take them off that site!!!!!!!!!!! THAT SITE!!!!!!!!!!!
        Test below.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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      • Don’t listen to Wise Guy anymore, he’s just getting a lot of temper, then he lies about stuff

      • Butt Nugget // August 14, 2013 at 2:17 pm //

        STAWP FIGHTING!!!

      • purple bird // August 16, 2013 at 7:07 pm //

        UGH I AM SO SICK OF YOU WISE GUY/WHAT STOP COMMENTING AND STOP USING SO MANY FLIPPIN SMILIES!!!!!!!!!!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( PEEEEECHTIIIIIIIVAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:(

      • I agree with Butt Nugget. ;) (Weird name. :| :? :) )

  2. Avenger Nerd // August 7, 2013 at 12:22 pm // Reply

    That is so cool that they have been taking pictures of Mars for a year. I hope that they aren’t still looking for life on there, because there is or wasn’t ever life on Mars.

  3. Avenger Nerd // August 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm // Reply

    To Wise Guy: Was that ‘DUH’ thing to me? And if it was, I know what there doing, but there doing mostly to find life, which they won’t find.

    • That’s why they are taking rock samples, sort of, because they are looking if there was life in the past, not if there is life now. To find life now, they have to get very complicated tools and machinery, so for now, they’re looking into the past. It’s very complicated.

      • Avenger Nerd // August 13, 2013 at 10:42 pm //

        Thing is, God never made life on Mars or any other planet, but Earth. So…….. it it’s not very complicated at all. :) ;)

      • Avenger Nerd // August 13, 2013 at 10:45 pm //

        O.K sorry about all the post, I thought the 1st one never posted so I thought I had to write a new one.

  4. Darth Batman // August 9, 2013 at 6:57 pm // Reply

    Almost looks like WALL-E(best movie ever
    ).

  5. BLARGboy117 // August 20, 2013 at 6:36 pm // Reply

    this video is cool

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