The Curiosity rover's sent back the first images from its color Mast Camera (Mastcam), along with a 360-degree panorama of Gale Crater.
Stunning images are already being beamed back from the Curiosity Mars rover as it undergoes a series of health checks before beginning its mission of exploration.
NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars at 10:31 p.m. Aug. 5 PDT, or about 3 p.m. local time on the red planet.
NASA's Mars Curiosity remains on track to reach its destination on August 5, when the rover begins its complex descent to the red planet.
NASA's next big space project is about to hit its apex.
If there's any evidence of ancient life on Mars, it's likely to be found near the surface, new research suggests - dramatically upping the chances that it'll be discovered by the Curiosity rover, set to land next month.
NASA has decided its precision landing gear is accurate enough to let it land the Curiosity Mars rover a lot closer to its target than expected.
NASA's state-of-the-art Mars rover, Curiosity, set off safely for the red planet on Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
NASA's picked the site for the next Mars rover landing - a spot inside the planet's Gale crater that the scientists say just might reveal whether the planet could have supported life.
NASA says it's abandoned plans for two high-resolution 3D cameras to be carried by the next Mars rover.
Avatar director James Cameron has persuaded NASA to let him help design a high-resolution 3D camera for the next Mars Rover.