The “OMG Space Is Cool” club has been sending photos back and forth all week. I think every last one of them stayed up all night Sunday watching the Curiosity landing. History Geek, at the very least, looked wrecked when he staggered into the office Monday clutching a large mug of coffee like his life depending on him drinking it. At any rate, photos from another world are cool so I agreed to run a few of them today without making the Space Aces resort to threats or begging.
If you didn’t stay up to watch it Sunday night, then you apparently missed quite a show. A couple of satellites already around Mars were able to relay information back to Earth. There was only a fourteen minute delay between Curiosity sending information and Earth receiving it — much better than the time-delay in watching the Olympics in the US. So, let’s see what Curiosity has sent us so far, shall we? If you want to see more images from Curiosity in the coming days, check out our Pinterest board dedicated to the subject.
— da Bird