And it ain’t Marvin the Martian.
First, here is a very cool hi-def telephoto shot taken by Curiosity, the newest of the Mars rovers.
The image of nearby Mt. Sharp was taken with a 100-millimeter telephoto lens and the 34-milllimeter wide angle lens of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) instrument. Curiosity is headed in that direction, I think.
About that voice.
An audio message was sent from Earth to the rover on Mars, and then played back from there. Not exactly “One small step for a man, …” but it’s not nothing. It is the first time a human voice has made the trip from another planet. It was the NASA director. I’m just glad it was not Pres. Obama’s voice.