New rover Curiosity arrives on Mars (photos) Summary: NASA’s newest Mars rover, the car-sized Curiosity, came to end of its 9-month journey by successfully landing in the Red Planet’s Gale Crater. By Andy Smith | August 6, 2012 -- 18:11 GMT (11:11 PDT) Previous | Next Image 5 of 18 The Curiosity rover as spotted by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Topic: Nasa / Space Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.