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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Curiouser and curiouser

Some good pictures are beginning to come back from NASA's Curiosity rover. Given the high failure rate of previous missions to Mars, and the baroque complexity of the landing procedure it's amazing that it landed safely and sent back anything.

I remember as a student being enthralled by the first pictures sent back by Viking, of which this is one of the most famous.

Though I suppose we must always consider this possibility:

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