Photographs of the surface of Mars are beginning to trickle in from the newly deployed Curiosity rover—as well as photos of its descent. Judging by the most recent, first color photograph, it looks like the protective lens caps are still on, so don’t mind the fuzziness.

Lens caps or not, Curiosity won’t be seeing any unfortunately misinformed Martians running around. Much to their own consternation.


The views of Martians do not reflect my own. Did I really just have to write that?