Mars Sunset [PIC]

| March 16, 2010

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view of the Sun sinking below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars. This Panoramic Camera (Pancam) mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover’s 489th Martian day, or sol. Because Mars is farther from the Sun than the Earth is, the Sun appears only about two-thirds the size that it appears in a sunset seen from the Earth. The floor of Gusev crater is visible in the distance, and the Sun is setting behind.

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Mars Sunset
Photo Credit: Imgur via NASA


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  1. Poor Spirit! Marooned on Mars for eight years and way past the 90-sol mission, he’s now reduced to sending “Wish You Were Here” Mars sunset postcards. :(

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  2. M.H.M says:

    poor spirit..

  3. sbobet says:

    u can see the snset from mars ?? wow that’s amazing!