The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
A dusty sunset on Mars
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Spirit, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars, animation
While bogged down at Troy, Spirit looked westward on the evening of sol 2,002 to watch the Sun set. Before it reached the horizon, the Sun vanished into dust kicked up in a regional dust storm. This animation is composed of 11 Pancam frames captured over 12 minutes; they have been artificially colorized to add drama.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / animation and colorization by Peter Greutmann
Copyright holder: Peter Greutmann
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Original image data dated on or about August 21, 2009
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