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Martian Sunset! The sun dips to a Martian horizon in a blue-tinged sky in images…

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Martian Sunset! The sun dips to a Martian horizon in a blue-tinged sky in images sent home to Earth this week from our Curiosity Mars rover. Curiosity used its Mast Camera (Mastcam) to record the sunset during an evening of skywatching on April 15, 2015. The imaging was done between dust storms, but some dust remained suspended high in the atmosphere. The sunset observations help researchers assess the vertical distribution of dust in the atmosphere. «The colors come from the fact that the very fine dust is the right size so that blue light penetrates the atmosphere slightly more efficiently,» said Mark Lemmon of Texas A&M University, College Station, the Curiosity science-team member who planned the observations. «When the blue light scatters off the dust, it stays closer to the direction of the sun than light of other colors does. The rest of the sky is yellow to orange, as yellow and red light scatter all over the sky instead of being absorbed or staying close to the sun.» Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

#nasa #mars #sunset #curiosityrover #curiosity #science @nasajpl



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07disponible 17.01.2020 - 18:49

muy bonita vista

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al_sa_en 17.01.2020 - 18:49

@bretruston

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sil_ultraviolence 17.01.2020 - 18:49

@brunybi Il tramonto da Marte. Per noi è rosso, lì è blu.

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brunybi 17.01.2020 - 18:49

@sil_0609 Ah, però!

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valburps 17.01.2020 - 18:49

… This one too 🙂 @faerybelle

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jennii_g01 17.01.2020 - 18:49

@jorge_m97_ so pretty 🌌

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jennii_g01 17.01.2020 - 18:49

Ik!!! I wanna go so bad !!! @jorge_m97_ I love space and the stars 🌠🌠🌠

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mmbation 17.01.2020 - 18:49

@hellooopon

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iris_bea_ 17.01.2020 - 18:49

Wow is amazing! How wonderful is God’s creation!

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tindja 17.01.2020 - 18:49

Amazingly beautiful

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paticenturion 17.01.2020 - 18:49

@fecohamburger achei q curtiria

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mukhtar_master 17.01.2020 - 18:49

For how long will it take to get there @nasa?

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jenn.gogo 17.01.2020 - 18:49

Read the caption @mendoszn

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amy_mend 17.01.2020 - 18:49

Wow @jenn.gogo

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asal__mhdi 17.01.2020 - 18:49

WoOoooOw

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iraklissf 17.01.2020 - 18:49

Lmfao nice blue filter over the Sahara @nasa you will all go to hell for deceiving the world. Hades awaits you.

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heraghle 17.01.2020 - 18:49

Other planet always look like earth but in some far away life . Thats totally different .

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aa_santi 17.01.2020 - 18:49

@dr.viejitoperez

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belvrz 17.01.2020 - 18:49

Tangkuban parahu @ryanirliawan @arsysayyid

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pmm_mjdr 17.01.2020 - 18:49

Beautiful..

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mariashakti 17.01.2020 - 18:49

No me gusta martes nunca iria a ese planeta

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_ifr7_ 17.01.2020 - 18:49

😍😍

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mikekenney_ 17.01.2020 - 18:49

👊

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thatfatshadowguy 17.01.2020 - 18:49

Even though sunsets on Mars looks kinda dull, it would still be cool to see.

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