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Sunsets on Mars are Blue VIDEO

Time lapse video taken by NASA’s Opportunity show an interesting and odd look at what sunsets on Mars look like, and they are blue.

On the red planet the sunsets are blue. (See Video Below)

Opportunity, also known as MER-B (Mars Exploration Rover – B) or MER-1, is a robotic rover active on the planet Mars since 2004. Launched on July 7, 2003,Opportunity landed on Mars’ Meridiani Planum on January 25, 2004 at 05:05 Ground UTC (about 13:15 Mars local time), three weeks after its twin Spirit (MER-A), also part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Mission, touched down on the other side of the planet.

With a planned 90 sol (Martian days) duration of activity, Spiritfunctioned until getting stuck in 2009 and ceased communications in 2010, while Opportunity remains active as of 2015, having already exceeded its operating plan by 10 years, 304 days (in Earth time).

Opportunity has continued to move, gather scientific observations, and report back to Earth for over 40 times its designed lifespan. On July 28, 2014, NASA announced that Opportunity, after having traveled over 40 km (25 mi) on the planet Mars, has set a new “off-world” record as therover having driven the greatest distance, surpassing the previous record held by the Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 2 rover, which had traveled 39 km (24 mi) on the Moon.

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YouTube Personality 'ShantiUniverse', Chief Editor & Columnist of From San Antonio Texas has lived in New York, England, and Las Vegas.