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This view Gale crater shows the mound of layered rocks that NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory will investigate. The mission’s selected landing site is just north of the mound inside the crater.
Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Tanya Harrison

First published shot from the landing
(Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Computer generated graphic of Curiosity
(Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Through a remarkable combination of engineering and mathematics, NASA precisely positioned a second satellite orbiting Mars to capture the split second when Curiosity fell from the skies.