Ever since Curiosity survived the seven minutes of terror and landed on Mars last Sunday, we continue to be fascinated by the rover's pictures.
Last week the device, which looks like it could be Wall-E's cousin, took a cool black and white panoramic shot of the red planet. The environment kind of looks like the areas outside of our city limits without the highways and cacti and whatnot.
Wall-E didn't save the world in one day, so we can't expect Curiosity to constantly send us pictures--the bot isn't on Instagram quite yet, but it does have a Twitter account. While we wait for more photos of the surface of Mars, here are 10 songs about Mars and outer space to pass the time.
Jay-Z and Kanye West feat. Beyonce- Lift Off
We gon' take it to the moon, take it to the stars How many people you know can take it this far? I'm supercharged I'm 'bout to take this whole thing to Mars
I bet some NASA employees were blasting this song as the Mars Science Laboratory took off on November 26. Curiosity is psyching itself up to outdo Opportunity and Spirit.
Devo- Space Junk
And now I'm mad about space junk I'm all burned out about space junk
Some space junk fell from the sky and killed Sally, so I don't blame Mark Mothersbaugh for getting stick of space junk. Are we not men? We are Martians!The Lonely Island- Space Olympics
You stand on a distant planet Skyline of red plateaus Strange air and vegetation You're a winner!
What better song to sum up this week's current events? Plus, Andy Samberg is hanging out on Mars for part of the video, he knows what's up. Just be careful with that self-destruct button. #OlympusMons3022
David Bowie- Life on Mars
Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know He's in the best selling show Is there life on Mars?
Bowie and Curiosity are both asking this very important question. How cool would it be if Curiosity was named Ziggy Stardust?Nerf Herder- Life on Mars
Is there life on Mars, girl? If there is I want to go there Just like Elton John, the Rocketman He sure bought some fucked up clothes there
No, it's not a cover, it's just a funny and nerdy song that references Roswell, X-Files, Star Trek, and longing to be from another planet.
The Aquabats- Martian Girl
Here's a story that must be told It's kinda new, not very old About a female martian with a wild grin
If there is life on Mars, it would be pretty cool if all Martians had blue hair, green skin, and silver underwear. It's also probably The Aquabats' home planet.The Misfits- Teenagers From Mars
We take your weak resistance Throw it in your face We need no introduction For mass annihilation
If hormonal teenage Martians decide to take over Earth on a whim, we're pretty screwed, especially if they start out on the Arizona plains.
She thinks she missed the train to mars She's out back counting stars
The green-skinned Maritan girl and her teenage buddies have no hopes of getting home if they miss the train.Datsik & 12th Planet- Texx Mars
Dubstep probably came from another planet, think about it. Wub, wub, wub, wub, wubbbbb...is that alien morse code?
Styx- Mr. Roboto
Thanks a bunch, Mr. Curiosity Roboto.
If none of those songs do it for you, you could listen to some Mars Volta, 30 Seconds to Mars, Bruno Mars, or Armchair Martian. If all else fails, there's always "Space Cowboy."
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