This tiny jellyfish/hot air balloon-looking thing is actually the Curiosity rover on its way down to the surface of Mars, photographed by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Get used to this view, because once we’re forced to move off Earth, it’s going to be what you see every day on your morning commute. When you fly from your house on Mars … to where you work … on Mars … OK fine, you won’t see it on your commute, I just wanted an excuse to post this picture because it is rad.

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Here’s the larger vista, to give you a sense of awesome scale:

Photo courtesy of NASA.

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