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December 29, 2010

A blue sunset

On Mars.

This Martian sunset, captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Nov. 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.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 29, 2010 08:43 AM