A week ago, I obsessively followed NASA’s successful landing of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, but failed to write anything about it here because I couldn’t think of anything to say that was any more insightful or articulate than “whoa” and “wow” and “cool.”
After thinking about this for the past week, I’d like to say this: Whoa. Wow. Cool.Ross Andersen’s collection of tweets and Alexis Madrigal’s “Powers-of-Ten Visual Explainer.”
And since this has had me humming the song above for the past week, here’s the terrific version from the Flaming Lips, which sounds like its coming from Mars. And here are versions by Robyn Hitchcock, Eurythmics and Barbra Streisand (!). And three more, all from Bowie and all different, from 1980, 2000 and 2005.