Friday, June 6, 2008

Picture of the day

Sunset on Mars

On May 19, 2005, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view as the Sun sank below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars. This Panoramic Camera mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover's 489th Martian day, or sol.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Texas A&M/Cornell

This is awe-inspiring, almost like the picture of Earth rising from the horizon of the moon.

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