I stayed up late last night, or was it this morning, to watch the live coverage of the latest rover to land on Mars, Curiosity! Cheers went up every few minutes from NASA/JPL Mission Control for each step in Curiosity’s descent to the surface. Once down, it wasn’t long before we were receiving the first photos from the rover’s landing site in Gale Crater.

As an ode to Curiosity, here’s one of Ellie’s first photos of the surface of Planet X, shortly after she remembered to take her lens caps off!