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This image shows dust rising due to engines of Curiosity as it approached for landing. The rover was about 70 meters above the surface when the picture was taken.
As Curiosity descended toward the surface of Mars, it took this photo of its 15-foot wide heat shield. The image was taken about 3 seconds after the heat shield separated from the main craft - about 50 feet away and 2 1/2 miles above the planet's surface.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Here's another image taken from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Due to the angle of the picture, Curiousity will actually land farther north than the image would appear.