Canadian Chris Hadfield snapped the astonishing images from the International Space Station to give fans an insight into the incredible views enjoyed from 250 miles above the planet's surface.
The $2.5bn mission culminated in a dramatic 'seven minutes of terror' landing on the martian surface, 570 million km from earth. Within seconds, Curiosity sent back the first grainy images of its landing site as scientists celebrated at Nasa's Pasade...
Engineers will update the rover's software which is currently in its flight stage to prepare it for its further missions on Mars, NASA said.
Breath-taking photographs of wild weather conditions that plagued areas across the United States in 2011 showcase the untamed hand of Mother Nature.
The nuclear-powered rover sent back its clearest image to date of the mountain, which towers behind the 96-mile-wide crater where it landed last week.