Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Courtesy of NASA

The tracks of the Mars rover Opportunity.

I really like this one. That's Mars! Those are the tracks of a machine made on Earth!


Blogger Peg said...

Oh, that's beautiful.

There was a hilarious Livejournal called Opportunitygrrl ("I'm Opportunity, one of the Mars Exploration Rovers. I like spectral analysis, taking pictures, watching sunsets, and talking to all my friends!! I hate my sister Spirit (most of the time), grinding rocks, getting stuck in craters, and getting grounded!!") that made 'her' updates as if the rover was an enthusiastic slightly dingbat teenage girl. Very fun to read, although it hasn't updated for a long time.


A typical entry:

I'm FREEEEEEE! Look at these wheel tracks! [link to picture of rover tracks in the sand]. Sorry about not updating in so long, but it was soooooo boring being stuck in that dune. All of my reports would have been: "Moved quarter inch forward, quarter inch backward. Wished for tow truck, cappucino with extra oil, and copy of CosmoRover." But now I'm outta that dune and as soon as my overprotective guardians say so, I'm off for more exploring! Man, even running into my sister (ha ha) sounds good after all that time being stuck!

I hear NASA's going to send our big brother over in a few years. Wonder if there will be any rocks left for him to photograph!

Well, gotta go get back to the science. I can't let my sister [the Spirit rover, who Opportunitygrrl doesn't like very much] steal all the good discoveries, and she's had more sols to do so while I've been stuck! Later, peeps!

12:26 PM  
Blogger delagar said...

This cheers me up. Thanks!

5:00 AM  

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