loving the photos that are coming in, but want more! as for looking like New Mexico/Arizona, yeah we've known that at least since Viking sent back images in 1976...most of Mars is basically one big cold desert, or a cold version of the Mojave.
and i'm with the baron on this, i also don't like this being referred to as an American achievement. first of all the team and Curio herself are decidedly multi-national. second of all, space exploration is in the interest of humaniy. To their credit, both Bolden and Garver said that during the live broadcast, they said this is going to benefit all of humanity, even if they did say it was an American achievement in the same sentence!
EDIT: Ice Blue!!! Carl would indeed be so proud and happy
it's terrible he's not here with us to celebrate this after all his hard work and love. you are perfectly right, the world is our world and there is only one humanity, don't worry, time will show this. space expansion and settlement will bring us together.