Aug 15, 2012

Life On Mars

        Ground control to Spaceman David Bowie! Can you hear me, you crazy post-modernist? A real-life robot named Curiosity has landed on MARS. Martian exploration is the most refreshing thing to hit my shores this week. I dedicate this one to girls with the mousy hair everywhere: May you find your life on Mars!

Curiosity rover, scootin' around on Mars. (Image taken by the Mars Reconnasince Orbiter)  NASA/JPL-Caltech

Dark dunes and steep mesas at the foot of Mount Sharp NASA/JPL-Caltech

Me, standing next the the blast marks made by the rover during its descent NASA/JPL-Caltech

Gale Crater and evidence a fluvial system; a stream bed meanders down the crater wall NASA/JPL-Caltech

Curiosity. A self-portrait NASA/JPL-Caltech

        And here's a little special something for all you science geeks out there: exclusive never before seen footage of NASA building the Curiosity rover:

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