Mars rover’s ‘special’ New Year’s message is anything but

Curiosity self portrait

NASA promised a special New Year’s Eve message from the Curiosity rover, and true to its word, one played out to the crowd during the celebrations at Times Square in New York City. Anybody hoping for revelations about Mars or even just some new footage will be in for a disappointment, with NASA instead opting to treat New York City to groan-worthy WordArt text. At least there’s an apology for the aspect ratio, as the clip played on the large vertically orientated monitors in Times Square. Still, the sentiment is certainly appreciated it’s good to know Curiosity is still thinking of us Earthlings.

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