The Mars Curiosity rover successfully landed in Gale Crater today as Dave Chappelle prophesied. Mars Curiosity beat the odds (40% chance of success) and stuck the landing. It didn’t take long for the internet to pick up their jaws from the floor and start making snarky jokes and celebratory photoshops. The picture above, for example, jumped to the top of Reddit with the subtitle, “How all of Reddit feels right now.”
Below we’ve collected some of our favorite photoshops and tweets so far about the Mars Curiosity landing.
As Eugene Byrne put it: ‘The nerds just took Gold in the 560 billion metres’.
— Paul_Cornell (@Paul_Cornell) August 6, 2012
Waiting for the “call me maybe” video from the rover on Mars.
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) August 6, 2012
Nasa landed their spacecraft Curiosity on Mars. They’ve agreed to notify me if they find the droids I’m looking for.
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) August 6, 2012