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Why Does Mars Have Blue Sunsets?

The Curiosity Mars rover sent back some stunning images of what sunsets are like on the red planet. Turns out they’re blue, why is that?

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“Last month, while it was taking a break inside the Gale Crater, the rover looked up at the sky between dust storms and watched as the sun set on the horizon amidst a tinge of blue. Thankfully, Curiosity is an astute tourist and took the time to capture the sunset in a series of photos.”

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