A reminder that there is an image of the sunset seen from Mars. A reminder that this is the result of a robotic motor vehicle travelling millions of kilometres of space, successfully landing on the surface of another planet and communicating with Earth from there.
Captured by NASA’s Spirit rover in 2006
— Les Edwards
Then after this most salutary visit they drive off, back to London, and the peace and the darkness close down on me once more, leaving me slightly disturbed but on the whole with an insulting sense of calm superiority.
[fr. Country Notes, by V. Sackville-West]