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The Curiosity rover captured this Martian sunset on April 15, 2015 in colors very similar to what the human eye would see. It’s not the only colors of Martian sunsets, but the eerie blue is certainly otherworldly. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Texas A&M Univ.

What Sunrises & Sunsets on Mars Look Like

Sunrises and sunsets on Mars may be a little less spectacular than here on Earth, but hey, there are sunrise and sunset photos from another world! NASA spacecraft have been watching the sun go up and down on the red planet for more than 40 years. The latest views, from the InSight lander, whose primary mission is actually to study what’s beneath the surface, were just released.




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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Independent health & science journalist writing motivationally about the science of physical health & mental wellness. Former editor-in-chief of LiveScience.

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