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Curiosity wiggles its wheels on Mars, creates interplanetary GIF magic

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NASA has released an animated GIF of Curiosity wiggling its wheels in a test.

NASA curiosity wheel wiggle
NASA curiosity wheel wiggle

For a $2.5 billion science project, NASA's Curiosity rover (and its team) have put quite a bit of effort into keeping relevant on the web, and the social team may have outdone itself today. NASA has posted an animated GIF of the rover wiggling its wheels on Mars, the latest in a long line of tests before Curiosity can embark on its first mission. We've yet to receive any true video footage from the Martian surface — the bandwidth simply isn't there — but who needs video when you can make GIFs. Let's just hope all of this fun is backed up by some important discoveries.