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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

A dusty sunset on Mars

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Spirit, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars, animation

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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.

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

Copyright holder: Peter Greutmann

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about August 21, 2009

 

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