Underside of Curiosity

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Here's a picture of the underside of Curiosity on Mars. I was more surprised by how little the wheels seem to be sinking into the soil.
http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012 ... -mars?lite
Definitely a neat pic.

The soil around the landing site always seems to be pretty firm, as evidenced by this photo from the Viking missions of the 70s.

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I'm assuming that on top of it all they scout the landing area to ensure it's firm enough to provide good traction.
Yeah, pretty cool.

And a relief - when I saw the thread title I was worried someone had leaked Romney's browser history.
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Underside of Curiosity