Mars Would Be a Hipster Paradise If Rovers Were Into Instagram

Just after Mars rover Curiosity touched down, it sent home a selfie worthy of Instagram. But what if it was actually using Instagram? Nikos Kantarakias figured he might as well find out what that'd look like.

Since Curiosity's many, many photos are out there on the web, all Kantarakias had to do was grab a few good ones, suck 'em up on his phone, and run them through Instagram and Hipstimatic, applying some vintage filters to those stark shots of a barren Martian landscape along the way. Say what you will about filters, the results are pretty neat, if not exactly accurate.

Mars Would Be a Hipster Paradise If Rovers Were Into Instagram

You can check out some more of Kantarakias' shots on his Google+ page. Or, you can make your own. Either way, enjoy the filtered view. But be glad—for science's sake—that robots can't be hipsters. [Nikos Kantarakias via PetaPixel]