Stranger in a Strange Land
|Phobos Crescent - JPL|
Curiosity cannot suffer any of the organic issues we as humans may, when we visit our planet's smaller, red sister. Curiosity won't get homesick, or miss relatives. She won't yearn for the fall sun setting over a valley painted red and yellow by autumn. Curiosity will not miss the fish swimming in streams or the cool mountain air. And although I have anthropomorphised Curiosity by referring to it as "her", I have done this consciously as sailors would refer to their ships. Sailors would speak kindly and gently to their ships and they hoped that their vessel would return the favor.
telescope, but this is a journey we can all take together.