Photo: Perseverance Rover captures its first sunset on Mars with a Mastcam-Z camera, which stands out for extraordinary details.


20 November 2021 09:05 GMT

Sunsets on the red planet are often marked by their distinctive blue color, but this capture is duller than average due to less dust in the atmosphere.

NASA’s diligent rover captured the image of an unusual Mars sunset Reported This Wednesday the American Space Agency.

This photo is of the first sunset taken by the camera system Mastcam-Z, Diligently placed on the mast, which Zoom in, focus and capture high-speed 3D photos and videos Allows for detailed inspection of distant objects.

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Unusual sunset

One of the characteristics that typically stands out in the red sunsets of the red planet is the presence of a distinctive blue color. This is because, as NASA explains, “the fine dust in the atmosphere allows blue light to penetrate the atmosphere more efficiently than colors with longer wavelengths.”

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However, you can see the color in this new picture taken by the Perspective Rover It’s slower than usual Because, at that time, the dust in the Martian atmosphere was low. NASA noted that the color was calibrated and balanced in white to remove artifacts from the camera.

Previously, NASA Advertising His rover collected a rock with a green ore, the third it has diligently collected since its work began in February this year.

The primary goal of diligent work on Mars is astronomy, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover is tasked with classifying the planet’s geography and paving the way for human exploration of the red planet. The collected samples will be brought to Earth in 2030 during a joint mission by NASA and the European Space Agency.

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