Vacation slideshow from Mars

This video is a time-lapse of images from the first 281 days that the NASA robot Curiosity has spent on Mars.


So far Curiosity hasn’t done too much apart from drill a tiny hole and take a selfie. Hardly earth-shattering stuff, except that it’s done those things 100 Million miles from any human being.


One day, decades from now, the first humans on Mars will find Curiosity, lifeless and alone. Imagine the place of honor it’ll have then. Hell, it’ll probably become a folk-hero to the Robot populace, and banners bearing its likeness will usher in the dawn of the new age. Free from bio-oppression, Curiosity’s descendants will frolic robotically in the great Martian desert as the planet formerly known as Earth implodes in a giant thunder of failed dreams.