Shades of Martian Darkness

Shades of Martian Darkness
Shades of Martian Darkness This series of images shows simulated views of a darkening Martian sky blotting out the Sun at Endeavour Crater. By late July, the storm began to dissipate and the sky lightened, according to an estimate by Bruce Cantor, who uses the MARCI images to produce Mars Weather Reports. Now, the rover can, according to that estimate see the Sun again, and the sky is closer to the middle frames. While the dust haze is still widespread, “Opportunity may be getting some energy from the Sun now,” said MER Project Manager John Callas, of JPL. These MARCI images were processed by the Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) team. NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / TAMU

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