This post was published more than a few years ago (on 2004-01-22) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

Explore Mars MaestroYes, now you, the lowly science geek, can now use the same maestro software that the big boys use for... well, for controlling the 2003 Mars Exploration Rover.

No kidding.

Of course, you can't control the MER yourself, but you can download data from the Mars mission and analyze the images on your own personal computer.

Pretty cool, eh?