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Home Curiosity, the big rover of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, will land in August 2012 near the foot of a mountain inside Gale Crater. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS) Curiosity, the big rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, will land in August 2012 near the foot of a mountain inside Gale Crater. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS)

Curiosity, the big rover of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, will land in August 2012 near the foot of a mountain inside Gale Crater. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS)

Curiosity, the big rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, will land in August 2012 near the foot of a mountain inside Gale Crater. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS)

Curiosity, the big rover of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, will land in August 2012 near the foot of a mountain inside Gale Crater. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS)

Science team leaders for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission have chosen “Mount Sharp” as an informal name for the mountain beside the chosen landing site for the mission’s rover, Curiosity. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Michael Malin)