NASA Curiosity Rover Captures Sunset On Mars

Sunsets on Earth can be some of the most beautiful and breathtaking natural phenomena to watch and photograph. But the view isn’t bad from the red planet, either.

By James Gerken|The Huffington Post

Behold, a Martian sunset:

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) bearb.:bb

This sequence of images was taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover on April 15 over a span of almost seven minutes. This was the first time the rover captured a Martian sunset in color. The images are color-calibrated and Curiosity’s Mast Camera actually captures colors like humans would see them. But it is „a little less sensitive to blue than people are,“ according to NASA.

The photos were taken after a dust storm, while the fine particles were still suspended in the atmosphere.

read more