NASA Release Shocking Mars Sunrise & Sunset Photo

Written by Van Yang

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently released a new set of photos taken by the “Insight” unmanned detector, showing the sunrise and sunset on Mars.

According to the Russian “News” reported on May 3, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released this set of photos on its official website on the 1st. The photo was taken on April 24th and 25th, and was also the 145th Mars Day after the “Insight” landed on Mars, taken by the camera on the “Insight” robotic arm. The camera on the robotic arm photographed the sunrise and sunset at 5:30 am on Mars and around 6:30 in the evening. The camera under the “Insight” deck also photographed some clouds floating in the sky of Mars.

Since the distance between Mars and the Sun is much greater than the distance between the Earth and the Sun, the size of the Sun seen on Mars is only about two-thirds that seen on Earth. NASA provides RAW and color corrected versions of Mars sunset images on the official website. The color-corrected version shows what the human eye will see if a person stands on the surface of Mars to see the sunset.

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