Let's start 2012 with this picture taken by NASA's rover Opportunity, in its 8th year of service on Mars. Impressive how long this little robot is working ! Here the view is from Greeley Haven.
More informations here.
2012 is going to be an exciting Mars year, as NASA's next generation rover Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory) is scheduled to land on Mars at Gale Crater on August 6. This much larger rover will give a new dimension to the land exploration of Mars, moving faster than previous rovers and watching from a higher mast, not to mention the impressive laboratory tools it carries, plus top-quality cameras.
Visit Curiosity rover's official page for details.