This image shows the Sun as it appears on Mars throughout the day. Scientists monitor the dimming of the setting Sun to assess how much dust is in the martian atmosphere. The pictures were taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's panoramic camera.
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Martian Sunsets More Than Just Pretty

This image shows the Sun as it appears on Mars throughout the day. Scientists monitor the dimming of the setting Sun to assess how much dust is in the martian atmosphere. The pictures were taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's panoramic camera.

Image details

ID#:
PIA05041

Date added:
2004-01-10

Target:
Sun

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Spirit

Instruments:
Panoramic Camera

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA05041.tif (0.19 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA05041.jpg (0.07 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell