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1st Photos of Mars by Curiosity Rover (Gallery)

Curiosity's Front Hazcam View Right on Sol 0

NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image was taken by Front Hazcam: Right A (FHAZ_RIGHT_A) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 0 (2012-08-06 06:23:34 UTC).

Curiosity's Front Hazcam View Left on Sol 0

NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image was taken by Front Hazcam: Left A (FHAZ_LEFT_A) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 0 (2012-08-06 06:23:34 UTC).

Curiosity's Rear Hazcam View Left on Sol 0

NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image was taken by Rear Hazcam: Left A (RHAZ_LEFT_A) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 0 (2012-08-06 06:24:48 UTC).

Curiosity's Rear Hazcam View Right on Sol 0

NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image was taken by Rear Hazcam: Right A (RHAZ_RIGHT_A) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 0 (2012-08-06 06:24:48 UTC).

Mars Rover Curiosity Photographs Surface of Mars

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

This image was obtained by Curiosity's Mars Descent Imager and is representative of the images acquired once the Curiosity rover was resting on the surface of Mars after touchdown. It illustrates a narrow sunlit strip of the pebble-covered surface while the rest of the view is in the shadow of the rover. It was taken seconds after touchdown on the night of Aug. 5, 2012. The photo was released by NASA on Aug. 6, 2012.

Mars Rover Curiosity Landing From Space

NASA TV

This still from NASA TV shows a photo of the Mars rover Curiosity under its parachute as it landed on Mars on Aug. 5 PDT, 2012. The photo was taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The inset is has been enlarged and adjusted to reduce saturation.

One of Curiosity's First Photographs on Mars

NASA/JPL-Caltech

This is one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). It was taken through a "fisheye" wide-angle lens on the left Hazard-Avoidance camera on the left-rear side on the rover at one-half of full resolution.

Congratulations at the Mars Science Laboratory

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Christopher J. Scolese, Director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, left, congratulates, MSL Entry, Descent and Landing Engineer Adam Steltzner as they look at the first images of Mars to come from the Curiosity rover shortly after it landed on Mars, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.

1st Mars Photos by Curiosity Rover: Shadow

NASA

This photo shows the shadow of NASA's huge rover Curiosity on Mars just after its Aug. 5 PDT, 2012 landing in Gale Crater. This image is an enlarged version from the original 256-pixel image.

1st Mars Photos by Curiosity Rover: Wheel

NASA

This photo shows one of the six wheels of NASA's huge rover Curiosity on Mars just after the rover's Aug. 5 PDT, 2012 landing in Gale Crater. This image is an enlarged version from the original 256-pixel image.

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