Unless you live
on Mars (wait, that one doesn’t work here…under a rock!), you know by now that the rover Curiosity landed on Mars last night.
Google’s search engine doodle today subtly honored the rover, placing a small drawing of it above a javelin thrower in the Olympics.
— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) August 6, 2012
The doodle originally featured just the javelin thrower with a blimp above him, but updated to show Curiosity.
Welcome to 2012, where Mars rovers tweet drawings of themselves on Google…
— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) August 6, 2012
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