A version of this post originally appeared on Damia Bouic's blog. It has been edited and reposted here with her permission.
Long before Curiosity's landing, the description of the color camera made me dream: I imagined what wonderful pictures we could get of sunsets and sunrises on Mars. They finally came on sol 956, the 15th of April, 2015. Three years. We had to wait three years before the team who is responsible for the mission dared at last to point the powerful MastCam toward a sunset. And I have to say, theses pictures are gorgeous!