PIA05041: Martian Sunsets More Than Just Pretty
Target Name: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Panoramic Camera
Product Size: 1600 x 1200 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cornell University
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Original Caption Released with Image:

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 Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-10