Posted by: Nar Williams | June 6, 2008

Picture of the Week: Sunset on Mars

As part of their Image of the Day series, NASA posted this beautiful image of a sunset on Mars sent by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit

Martian Sunset

On May 19, 2005, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view as the Sun sank below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars. This Panoramic Camera mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover’s 489th Martian day, or sol.

The long Martian twilight is caused by sunlight scattered around by abundant high altitude dust.

Via Geek Like Me


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