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A Blue Sunset on Mars

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A Blue Sunset on Mars
This Martian sunset, captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on November 4 and 5, 2010, appears bluish. The panoramic camera movie combines exposures taken through different camera filters and accelerates about 17 minutes of sunset into a 30-second simulation. This clip is the longest sunset movie from Mars ever produced, taking advantage of adequate solar energy currently available to Opportunity.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about November 4, 2010

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