Martian Sunset

Martian sunset

Carrying on with the sunrise/sunset theme, here is a gorgeous sunset on Mars over the Gale crater, captured by Curiosity’s mastcam on sol 956 (April 15th, 2015) of its mission on the surface of our neighbouring world. Curious about why sunsets are blue on Mars? I wrote a little something about that a while back.

I’d love to see a blue sunset on Mars someday. It’s probably not going to happen but hey, I can dream, right?

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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3 Responses to Martian Sunset

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  2. Reblogged this on A Bit More Detail and commented:
    This is so hauntingly beautiful.

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