Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Curiosity Touches Down

NASA’s rover Curiosity touched down deep in a Martian crater early Monday after a picture-perfect descent and landing, beginning what promises to be one of the most ambitious planetary missions in history.

Human beings just flung a car full of science 350 million miles across the vast emptiness of space over seven months, and pre-programmed it to descend and lower itself onto the surface. Randall Munroe’s take on this is great, too.