13 August 2012

Curiosity on Mars!

Big news lately has been that NASA put a robot the size of a car onto Mars, utilizing one of the most hare-brained landing schemes ever concocted.

So far, this has got to be one of my favorite pictures ever: a satellite orbiting mars managed to find the robot during its descent and snap a photo.

Derek Lowe, from In The Pipeline, writes:

And since we are well into the 21st century, it's only fitting and proper that we have a laser-firing, nuclear-powered robot rolling around on Mars. On to Europa, Titan, and Enceladus!

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