A SPEECHLESS CURIOSITY (how are you Martian rover?)

Jan 14
by Mirosław Wójcik

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Somewhat more than
six years ago a speechless
curiosity set for a journey
to an angry neighbour of
an aged, sick mother of
seven billions of strange
acting two-footed beings

After less than three quarters
it stretched out its telescopic
arms and opened seven
technically diversified
advanced eyes to look at
the world similar in a way
to its homeland where
the day is counted in sols

Its radio-isotopic, thermoelectric
heart has started to beat, and six
independent alloy legs have made
first steps in a place called
the Bradbury landing site
almost six kilometres away
from Aeolis Mons

Why did curiosity grow dumb
if we expected it to give us
the answers to many questions…?

What did it see, although nothing
special is visible in the pictures
made by it. Or perhaps it is just
a tiny part of more fascinating story…?

Mirosław Wójcik
10th of January 2018
Nowy Sącz, Poland

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia19920/curiosity-self-portrait-at-big-sky-drilling-site

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