Mars rover Curiosity may have a busy schedule of science while exploring Gale Crater, but that doesn't mean it can't enjoy the view once and a while.
Over the past few days, NASA's nuclear-powered rover has still been imaging the rocks and dust beneath its wheels, but it has also angled its cameras to the sky.
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On sol 312 of the mission (June 22), Curiosity shared a series of photographs of a very alien, yet familiar phenomenon: Mars sunset.
As Mars is 34 percent further away than Earth is to the sun, Martian sunsets are certainly less bright than their terrestrial counterparts, but they are no less beautiful.
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A sequence of photos spanning just five minutes show the sun dipping below the rim of Gale Crater.