Following the now historic NASA mission on Mars, the Perseverance rover’s Twitter account published two photos of the Martian soil as soon as the rover landed, captioning one of them: “Hello, world. My first look at my forever home.”
The landing has apparently inspired netizens to finish Perseverance’s story. What, according to twitterians, did the rover see when it first touched the Red Planet’s surface?
Apparently, Ted Cruz leaving Texas.
The Republican senator caused fury online as he was spotted on a plane heading to a Mexican resort earlier on Thursday – while Texas, the state he represents, is struggling with days-long power outages due to a recent deadly winter storm.
The first photos transmitted from Perseverance on Mars. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/Taa10NCvyh— Heather Bucha Whaley (@HeatherWhaley) February 18, 2021
Well I can't say I'm surprised. pic.twitter.com/LWvks047cw— Kieran Healy (@kjhealy) February 18, 2021
the images from nasa’s mars rover landing are breathtaking pic.twitter.com/mtolqKg9kr— my pal andy™ (@andylevy) February 18, 2021
“The images from NASA’s Mars rover landing are breathtaking,” one user jokingly wrote while posting an image with photoshopped Cruz carrying a suitcase.
There was, however, another US senator who appeared on the Red Planet with a little help of editing. Unlike Cruz, Bernie Sanders did not need to make headlines to get mentioned – his super-viral inauguration photo did the job.
A NASA friend just shared one of the first images from the new Perseverance Mars rover mission and I can't say I'm surprised pic.twitter.com/JOtxuCAOIB— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) February 18, 2021
And of course, an “encounter” was inevitable. You are late, Ted, this spot is already taken.