Miusheri (miusheri) wrote,

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Opportunity has landed!

Opportunity touched down on Mars last night, and in a landscape unlike anything we've ever seen before! This is too, too cool. Nick and I stayed up to watch the live feed from the control room of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. You couldn't help but feel elated right along with all those people there. I don't think watching the Steelers or the Pens win a championship would have been half as moving. After all, this is a victory for all of mankind, not just one city or school or what have you.

Check out the pictures at these sites (there are some neat Spirit pics too):

Planetary Society - Opportunity Has Landed
The latest "Astrobot Diaries"
CNN's coverage

What I wouldn't give to be part of a scientific mission like this!
What I wouldn't give to go to Mars myself!

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