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Here's an overhead view of the Gale crater.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU
This computer generated view shows the Gale crater near the top center of the image - it's got a large mound inside it.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
At 10 feet long and 1,984 pounds, the new Mars rover Curiosity is twice as long and about 5 times as heavy as the earlier Mars rovers. Its 10 science instruments include two for "ingesting and analyzing samples of powdered rock that the rover's robotic arm collects."