After landing on Red Planet, Curiosity rover sends high resolution images back on Earth received by Mission Control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The images are taken by the Hazcams - the vehicle’s lower-fidelity, black-and-white Hazard Avoidance Camera.
Project manager of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, John Grotzinger said, “Curiosity’s landing site is beginning to come into focus. In the image, we are looking to the northwest. What you see on the horizon is the rim of Gale Crater. In the foreground, you can see a gravel field. The question is, where does this gravel come from? It is the first of what will be many scientific questions to come from our new home on Mars.”