The Mars Curiosity Rover is now on the surface of Mars. During the seven minutes of terror that preceded touch down, all the stages had to work perfectly in sync, or the rover would have plunged into the surface. The first critical piece was the parachute.
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Lego had some really cool new stuff at their NYC Toy Fair booth. Of course, I jumped straight away to all the Lord of the Rings sets, which I was able to record quickly for your nerdgasmic pleasure.
NASA said that their Blue Marble 2012 was "the most amazing image of Earth ever." Now they have released the other half, answering to popular demand.