Gallery: Landing site chosen for new Mars rover Curiosity Summary: NASA's projected landing area for Curiosity is in a large crater at the foot of a layered mountain. By Andy Smith | July 22, 2011 -- 11:10 GMT (04:10 PDT) Previous | Next Image 7 of 10 Here's a side view of Curiosity. 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.