Monday, August 20, 2012

It's Another World!

It's not every day that humanity actually lands on the surface of another planet, but that's exactly what happened last week.  I'm as big a sci-fi fan as anyone, and I love watching movies depicting such landings or reading stories of whole space-going civilizations, and all kinds of variations on the subject...but for man to actually land something on the surface of a different planet...incredible.  Here's a NASA video done up like a movie trailer that helps explain the whole thing:

The high-resolution photos from Curiosity have now returned.  Wanna look at the actual ground on Mars?  Here you go:

This is phenomenal.  The logistics, the mechanics, the technology of Good old American ingenuity isn't completely dead yet.

Way to go, NASA!

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