The mission InSight by NASA has complied with the tradition of photographing the sunset and sunrise from Mars . The probe, which landed successfully in November last year, aims to take the pulse of the red planet, from the winds that lash its surface to the earthquakes ( baptized as "martemotos") that make you shake your ground. But did not want to miss the opportunity to continue with the habit of missions that explore our neighbor to take an impressive shot that just made public the NASA .
To do this, InSight has used the camera for deployment of instruments (IDC) on the end of its robotic arm to photograph the first sunrise of the day April 24, at 5: 30 AM and, later, the sunset of the day 25, around 6.30 PM local time on Mars.
Sunrise on Mars from the InSight - NASA
Additionally, a camera under the cover of the lander also captured clouds that moved through the martian sky at sunset. The color of the image has been corrected to match as closely as possible to the perception which would have the human eye.Winds on the surface of Mars - NASA
The first mission is to capture this kind of images was the mission Viking 1 , which captured a sunset on the 21st of August 1976; after, Viking 2 he captured a sunrise on the 14th of June 1978. Since then, both the outputs of the sun, the sunsets have been recorded by the robots of Spirit , Opportunity and Curiosity , among other missions.