Mars Rover says: 'Good Evening Gale Crater!': Big Pics

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This front hazcam view shows Mount Sharp looming in front of Curiosity.
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Aug 6, 2012 — NASA's Curiosity Mars rover sent back its first high-resolution pictures from its new home inside Gale Crater, offering a stunning view of the towering Mount Sharp. The three-mile-high mound — taller than any mountain in the continental United States — is Curiosity's ultimate destination, a site that scientists believe may harbor evidence of habitats that could support life.

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