3. The Team of the Curiosity Rover

Yes, the Curiosity Rover (and its highly qualified team) gets a spot on the list. It first landed on August 6, 2012, and since then has been taking rock samples while photographing and touring the surface of Mars. There has yet to be a person who can take a Hasselblad to Mars, so Curiosity & Co. earn our respect for showing humanity what the extraterrestrial frontier really looks like.

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Above: Mars Panorama, 2012