I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have only been a boy playing on the seashore, diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay before me all undiscovered.Sir Isaac Newton (via skerwin)
The Top Five Coolest Things About the Mars Curiosity Rover
I would add that another mission of Curiosity would be to find out not only “was there/is there life on Mars?” but also “Can we become life on Mars?”
Tumblr, this is why you are my favorite website.
In case you missed it, this is the 14 minutes of footage in the control room during the Mars landing
Glad someone captured this! Watch & love.
LOVE that the internet has collectively downed NASA’s websites, even at this time of night, to geek out over Curiosity. WAY TO GO WORLD! WAY TO GO NASA!
We have wheels on Mars!NASA scientist reacting to the Curiosity rover’s successful landing on the surface of Mars. There are astronomers, physicists and engineers weeping at JPL right now. Really moving.