I'm so excited I might burst. The first images from Curiosity's cameras rained down to Earth in the middle of last night, after a 14 minute journey from the red planet. Here they are, in all their glory. Larger, color images will be available next week. Let the imagination soar!!

Other neat tidbits from Curiosity:

Caleb Sharf's Life Unbounded has a great map of the various landing sites and how Curiosity's locale relates.

And in case you missed the live feed of the Mars team as Curiosity landed and sent back the first images depicted here, Joanne Manaster posted a video of it over at PsiVid.