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This view of Curiosity's trail shows one of the wheels that left an imprint within the tracks. It's used to help measure distances traveled on the planet.
What are the marks? Morse code for JPL, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which built the rover and manages its stay there.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
Here is a look at some of the instruments that Curiosity plans to use.
In other space news the Dawn spacecraft has completed its year at the asteroid Vesta and is on its way to the dwarf planet Ceres where it will arrive in early 2015.