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InSight Captures Sunrise and Sunset on Mars

1 May 2019, 15:44 UTC
InSight Captures Sunrise and Sunset on Mars NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's InSight lander captured a series of sunrise and sunset images.

A camera on the spacecraft's robotic arm snapped the photos on April 24 and 25, the 145th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. In local Mars time, the shots were taken starting around 5:30 a.m. and then again starting around 6:30 p.m. As a bonus, a camera under the lander's deck also caught clouds drifting across the Martian sky at sunset.

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