The new Mars rover Curiosity has successfully launched and is now well on its way to the Red Planet. The 9 month journey will (hopefully) conclude in a successful landing and an awesome 2 year (plus) mission to explore the Gale Crater for evidence of microbial life.
Here’s the launch.
For the official press announcement, watch this:
And here’s a nice informational documentary on Curiosity itself. Pump it up to 720 HD and full screen!