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
Buzz Aldrin was on hand at JPL last night to pre-punch people thinking of calling it a hoax.
— BillCorbett (@BillCorbett) August 6, 2012
#Curiosity continues NASA's record streak of six consecutive space missions without Tom Hanks sneaking aboard.
— Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) August 6, 2012
"Curiosity" just checked in as the Mayor of Mars on
— Brian Scully (@BrianRScully) August 6, 2012
Remember that time you got to watch NASA land a freaking robot on a freaking alien planet? We live in the future.
— Matthew Doyle (@MLS_Analyst) August 6, 2012
Waiting for the "call me maybe" video from the rover on Mars.
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) August 6, 2012
I'm glad we're banishing
#curiosity to Mars. It has killed enough cats.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) August 6, 2012
“Curiosity Rover” was also the name of the old Volkswagen beetle I used to cruise around New Jersey rest stops in.
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) August 6, 2012
— David Dickinson (@Astroguyz) 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
— Tye Kjellberg (@tyekjellberg) August 6, 2012
Exactly 67 years after dropping a nuclear powered device on Hiroshima, America drops nuclear powered device on Mars
— HAL 9000 (@HAL9000_) August 6, 2012
Feel free to DM me Chrissy RT
@chrissyteigen: I would take one of these NASA dudes over Lochte any day.
— ParadigmShift35 (@ParadigmShift35) August 6, 2012
There was life on Mars: a single feline, and the NASA rover only went a landed right on top of it. Yup,
#Curiosity killed the cat.
— Philip Ardagh (@PhilipArdagh) August 6, 2012
#Curiosity the Mars rover saw its own shadow. Does this mean six more weeks of science?
— Olivia Salama (@oliviasalama) August 6, 2012