Mars Would Be a Hipster Paradise If Rovers Were Into Instagram

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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.

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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.

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Illustration for article titled 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]

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theboyandthe
theboyandthe

Now *this* is what I'm talking about.

Side note: Google+?!