Shreveport residents arose to the news this morning that NASA's "Curiosity" rover had successfully landed on the planet Mars.  The rover, which is about the size of a very small car, will spend the next two years navigating around the surface of the red planet. NASA scientists are hoping, once and for all, to answer the question of whether there is or ever was any form of life on Mars.

Within minutes of landing, Curiosity beamed back the first black-and-white pictures from inside the crater showing its wheel and its shadow, cast by the afternoon sun.

Check out the first batch of pictures here.