As we know the Pheonix lander is on Mars doing it's thing. What I didn't know was that there is a mini-dvd 'time capsule' strapped onto the deck of the spacecraft. It's for future inhabitants or explorers of Mars to find in the future, the dvd is built to last hundreds and hundreds of years. The disc contains stories, images and video from our generation about our visions of Mars and the future in general. It contains recorded messages from key science fiction writers such as Arthur C Clark, and you can watch them on the Planetary Society's website. There is an introduction on the disc which I found a fascinating read. It is amazing to think that future inhabitants, maybe hundreds or even thousands of years from now, will be curious enough to learn about us and our visions of the future. I highly recommend the read and to look at the Planetary Society's site and check out the various media on the disc. I have dugg this link because, as a space enthusiast, I would like as many people to read it as possible. It's an amazing time we are living in on the cusp of a future era of space travel. Here's the link, don't forget to digg it. http://digg.com/space/Message_to_the_Future I hope you find the introduction as interesting as I did.