Sunset on Mars

Mars_sunsetThe Curiosity rover recorded this sequence of views of the Sun setting at the close of the mission’s 956th Martian day, or sol (15 April, 2015), from the rover’s location in Gale Crater. This was the first sunset photographed in color by Curiosity.

The four images in the sequence were taken over a period of 6 minutes and 51 seconds.

Image Credit: NASA

 

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