Photos of the Day

The nerdz at NASA party hearty after the rover Curiosity makes its historic landing on Mars and begins beaming back photos from the planet's surface:

Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover team member Miguel San Martin (center) waves an American flag after a successful rover landing, as he arrives for a news conference at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California August 5, 2012.

Kelley Clarke, left, celebrates as the first pictures appear on screen after a successful landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. , Sunday Aug. 5, 2012.

In this photo released by NASA/JPL-Caltech, Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team members react after the Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars and as first images start coming in to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Pasadena, Calif.

Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity team member, Miguel San Martin, Chief Engineer, Guidance, Navigation, and Control at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, left, celebrates with Adam Steltzner, MSL entry, descent and landing (EDL) of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), right, after the successful landing of Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.

Congratulations!!! That is some truly, epically exciting stuff!

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