This artist's impression Mars' Gale Crater depicts a cross section through the mountain in the middle of the crater, from a viewpoint looking toward the southeast. NASA's rover Curiosity will land in Gale Crater in August 2012.
This oblique view of Gale crater shows the landing site and the mound of layered rocks that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will investigate. The landing site is in the smooth area in front of the mound.
Hydrated Minerals Exposed at Stokes, Northern Mars
This view of Stokes Crater is a mosaic of images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and ESA's Mars Express showing at least one of the nine craters in the northern lowlands of Mars with exposures of hydrated minerals detected from orbit.