It's only fitting that Mars, the Roman god of war, would be the subject of NASA's first official venture into the world of Latin social media with photos of the surface of the planet taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Latin captions were sent August 28, 2013 on Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook.
"We were inspired by the Pope's Latin feed," HiRise spokesman Ari Espinoza from the University of Arizona told the BBC. "Some of the science greats - [Johannes] Kepler, [Isaac] Newton wrote in Latin - this is a tie to the past but we're looking at the future." Latin translations are being created in the UK.