View Full Version : Opportunity Watches a Sunset on Mars

2005-Sep-11, 04:07 AM
SUMMARY: A new animation built from a series of photos taken by NASA's Opportunity rover shows the Sun dimly setting in a hazy Martian sky. Although it's a pretty picture, the main purpose for this data is to let scientists calculate the amount of dust in the sky - currently it seems to be roughly double what Pathfinder measured in 1997. Opportunity is partway through its analysis of a piece of the exposed rock outcropping; after this it will exit the crater it landed in, and begin exploring the surrounding flatlands.

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