Enjoy this view of a BLUE sunset from the RED Planet! The images were obtained by NASA's Curiosity Rover.
Sky Guy in VA
|Artist's Conception of LRO|
|Venus on May 2nd has just passed between Zeta and Beta Tauri, and Aldebaran far below is lining up with Mercury. (These scenes are drawn for 40° north latitude. Far north or south of there, the scene will be tilted left or right, respectively, compared to this view.) - See more at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-may-1-9/?et_mid=747161&rid=246413889#sthash.1Wq6mevH.dpuf|
|Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington|
|(Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute)|
Artist’s impression of a view from the HD 7924 planetary system looking back toward our sun, which would be easily visible to the naked eye. Since HD 7924 is in our northern sky, an observer looking back at the sun would see objects like the Southern Cross and the Magellanic Clouds close to our sun in their sky. Art by Karen Teramura & BJ Fulton, UH IfA.