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Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars

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PASADENA, Calif. - The first images from NASA's Curiosity Rover are starting to arrive. About two hours after landing on Mars and beaming back its first image, NASA's Curiosity rover transmitted a higher-resolution image of its new Martian home, Gale Crater, on August 6, 2012. Mission Control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, received the image, taken by one of the vehicle's lower-fidelity, black-and-white Hazard Avoidance Cameras, or Hazcams.