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Curiosity Rover Sees Stunning Blue-Tinted Sunset on Mars

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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has snapped some beautiful photos of a blue-tinged sunset on the Red Planet.
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Curiosity captured the images, which mission team members combined into a brief video of the Martian sunset, with the rover’s Mast Camera between dust storms on April 15, NASA officials said. The photographs record the first sunset Curiosity has observed in color on the Red Planet, they added.

“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,” Curiosity science team member Mark Lemmon, of Texas A&M University, said in a statement.
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