I am able to take most of today's technological feats pretty much in stride. I've been following the Curiousity adventure with considerable interest, but it didn't really knock my socks off until I saw this little tidbit.
My reaction to that was "you have to be kidding me!" The Mars orbiter is circling the entire planet and it captures Curiosity during the couple of minutes that it is hanging from its parachute. Seriously. This is a picture of one space mission, taken by another space mission, on a different planet.
Now, that simply defines awesome.