The Curiosity rover is the largest and most advanced spacecraft ever sent to another planet. Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester is leading a team of scientists working on the project.
More photographs are available on the Mars Curiosity website.
Singer-songwriter Will.i.am has made interplanetary history in the first ever planet-to-planet music broadcast.
The Curiosity rover which landed on the surface of Mars on Monday has beamed back its first images of the Red Planet.
A scientist from the University of Leicester has led a $2.5 billion mission to land a spacecraft on Mars.