The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently released a set of latest photos captured by the “InSight” spacecraft. The photo shows the Mars sunrise and sunset.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released this set of photos on its official website on the 1st. The photos were taken on April 24 and 25, which is also the 145th Martian day after the “InSight” landed on Mars. They were taken by the camera on the “InSight” robotic arm. The camera on the robotic arm captured the sunrise and sunset scenes at around 5:30 in the morning and 6:30 in the evening, Martian time. InSight’s cameras below the deck also captured some clouds floating in the Martian sky.
Because the distance between Mars and the Sun is much greater than the distance between the Earth and the Sun, the size of the Sun seen from Mars is only about two-thirds that seen from Earth. NASA provides RAW and color-corrected versions of Martian sunset images on its official website. A color-corrected version shows what the human eye would see if one stood on the surface of Mars and witnessed the sunset.