Sunset on Mars


sunset on mars animated gif 2015 Picture of the Day: Sunset on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover recorded this sequence of views of the sun setting at the close of the mission’s 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover’s location in Gale Crater. The four images shown in sequence (below) were taken over a span of 6 minutes, 51 seconds.

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