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Watch Curiosity's first 12 months in 2 minutes.

In its first year, Curiosity drove over 5000 feet, shot its laser beam 75,000 times, and took over 70,000 pictures. This is a time lapse as seen through the rover's eye view as it drove, scooped and drilled its way across the red planet.