Mars just got a new resident today in the form of the NASA Curiosity Rover (or Mars Science Laboratory to give it’s proper name). This rover represents a huge leap forward in technical terms over the previous rovers, it is much larger than any existing rover and contains a plutonium fuel cell allowing it to avoid the slow solar panel death of the previous batch. It’s primary goal will be to analyse the geology of the Red Planet in order to find signs of microbial life.

It’s just extremely exciting to think that something built on this planet is currently driving around another planet, space exploration rocks.