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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

A Blue Sunset on Mars

Filed under pretty pictures, animation, Mars, Mars Exploration Rovers, Opportunity

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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.

NASA / JPL

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about November 4, 2010

 

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