Here's one of the first pictures back from the Phoenix Mars Lander. A shot of the Martian arctic plains.
Come on....it's a picture sent from another freakin' planet!!!
When did landing a spacecraft on another world become so.....everyday? I remember going to the gymnasium of my elementary school to watch one of the early space shots on a black and white TV. We gathered around and the principal told us that history was being made.
Now it's a short clip on the evening news and maybe your kids science teacher will mention it tomorrow.
Check it out and follow the mission at the NASA site.
[Image captured from NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/images/press/false_color_postcard_edr.html]