I though I would link to some of the wonderful pictures of Mars taken by Curiosity.
Looking south-southwest from the rover’s landing site in Gale Crater.
Here is a panorama of the landing site.
Mount Sharp, a mountain inside Gale Crater, where the rover landed. Below the line of white dots, are relatively flat-lying strata that bear hydrated minerals. Hydrated minerals were not detected by the orbiters.
The layered base of Mount Sharp.
I for one think the images are just wonderful and I am sure they contain lots of good science. I will let the geologists and planetary scientists comment on that further.
All the pictures here are taken from NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory website.