This is how sunset on Mars looks like – a picture from NASA’s Perseverance Rover
New Delhi : NASA's Perseverance Rover is currently on Mars and exploring the microbial life on the planet. Along with that, it is also sending some amazing and interesting pictures from the planet. From craters to uneven terrains, the NASA rover has offered us glimpses of our neighbouring planet from the best angles.
In the latest, the Perseverance Rover has sent a picture showing the sunset from planet Mars. The scientists shared the image on Twitter and wrote: "Take a moment to marvel at this: I captured my first view of a Martian sunset with my Mastcam-Z. It’s easy to be go-go-go all the time, but it’s also important to look up", read the rover's tweet.
Talking about the details of the sunset image, NASA's Mars Exploration Program said in its report that this image was captured by Perseverance's Mastcam-Z camera system on Nov. 9, 2021, the 257th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
The scientists have already told that the sky turns blue during the sunset on the planet as there is a lot of dust in the atmosphere that allows blue light to penetrate. But as you can see, this image is a bit different as less dust in the atmosphere resulted in a picture with more muted colour than average. The colour has been calibrated and white-balanced to remove camera artefacts, as per the report.
The prime aim of the rover is to find the water and its history on the planet.