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This is the first color image from Curiosity as the new Mars Rover unpacks itself from its landing gear. The image shows the north wall and rim of Gale Crater. The image is somewhat blurry due to dust picked up on the lens dust cover during its landing. The dust cover will be opened in about a week.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems
This image taken from the surface of Mars shows the shadow of Curiousity and the target of its long journey, Mount Sharp. The mountain rises 3.4 miles above the planet's surface - higher than Mount Whitney.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech