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A dusty sunset on Mars

A dusty sunset on Mars

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / animation and colorization by Peter Greutmann

A dusty sunset on Mars
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.

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: Peter Greutmann

Original image data dated on or about August 21, 2009

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