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NASA obtained some 297 color, low-resolution images sent to Earth from its rover that landed on Mars early Monday. Photographer: NASA

Rover Lands Safely on Mars

One of the First Images This is one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars early Monday. It was taken with a fisheye wide-angle lens on the left "eye" of a stereo pair of Hazard-Avoidance cameras on the left-rear side of the rover.

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NASA's Curiosity successfully touched down on Mars early Monday. NASA officials celebrate after seeing the first images transmitted from the planet's surface.

Tracks from Eastbound Drive on Curiosity's Sol 22 On Aug. 28, 2012, during the 22nd Martian day, or sol, after landing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover drove about 52 feet (16 meters) eastward, the longest drive of the mission so far. The drive imprinted the wheel tracks visible in this image.