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Earth setting over Gale crater (animation)

Earth setting over Gale crater (animation)

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Earth setting over Gale crater (animation)
Curiosity captured three images of Earth setting in the western sky after sunset on sol 529 with its higher-resolution Mastcam-100. Here, the images have been subtracted to cancel out noise in the camera detector, revealing Earth's bright dot in motion.

Read more about the Earthset observation in this blog entry.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Fredk

Original image data dated on or about January 31, 2014

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