The photos and videos coming from NASA and the Curiosity Rover on Mars are truly stunning. It's fun, exciting, and even a little puzzling at times to see the landscape and how another planet so far away compares to Earth.
Both the official NASA and Mars Curiosity Twitter accounts are great sources to keep up on the latest news and photos coming from the brave little rover so far from home. But, we can't sit and watch Twitter all day long, making the chance of missing a photo a real possibility.
While browsing If This Then That shared recipes today, I stumbled upon a solution to this potential problem. Ifttt user lsalvador was kind enough to create and share a recipe that monitors both the Mars Curiosity Twitter account, as well as NASA's Twitter account for links to a photo in the body of tweets.
If the recipe finds an image or photo in the tweet, you'll receive an e-mail with the photo and a link to the tweet, ensuring you don't miss out on any potential Martian sightings.
To add the recipe to your account, visit this Web page and click on the Use Recipe at the bottom of the page. If you're new to Ifttt, you'll have to allow Ifttt to access your Twitter account and designate an e-mail address in order for the recipe to work.
If you're looking for a really cool view of Mars, make sure to check out this panoramic picture. It's even better when you view it from your iOS device.