Setting Sun

     

Setting Sun

The Mars Rover Spirit took this sublime view of a sunset over the rim of Gusev Crater, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) away. Taken from Husband Hill, it looks much like a sunset on Earth—a reminder that other worlds can seem eerily familiar. Sunset and twilight images help scientists to determine how high into the atmosphere the Martian dust extends and to look for dust or ice clouds.

Image Number: WEB13447-2013
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Texas A&M/Cornell
For print or commercial use please see our permissions page.

Large JPEG (924 x 1200 pixels)