Facebook.com/TheBeatlesIf there's life on Mars, it be getting treated to some classic rock and pop music. In a recent blog message, a NASA scientist named Eric Blood posted a list of tunes that, each morning, are used to help "wake up" the Mars Curiosity robot that's currently exploring the Red Planet.
Blood reports that among the songs being piped up to the remote-controlled rover are The Beatles' "Good Morning, Good Morning," The Doors' "Break on Through (to the Other Side)," George Harrison's "Got My Mind Set on You" and Simon & Garfunkel's version of The Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie."
Other music used to stir the robot at the start of its day includes Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly with Me," John Williams' "Theme from Star Wars" and Wagner's "The Ride of the Valkyries."
Perhaps surprisingly, David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and "Life on Mars" don't appear on Blood's list.
According to NASA.gov, the Curiosity rover's mission, which began when it landed on Mars on August 6, will continue for about 23 months.
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