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http://gallifreyburning.tumblr.com/ - A reminder that there is an image of the sunset seen from Mars.  Take a moment to realize that this is the result of a robotic motor vehicle travelling millions of kilometres of space, successfully landing on the surface of another planet and communicating with Earth from there.  Captured by NASA’s Spirit rover in 2006.

sci-universe: “ Sunset seen from Mars. Take a moment to realize that this is the result of a robotic motor vehicle travelling millions of kilometres of space, successfully landing on the surface of.

E aqui é você visto por trás de Netuno, a 4 bilhões de quilômetros de distância.

26 imagens que lhe farão reavaliar sua existência inteira

And here’s you from just beyond Neptune, 4 billion miles away. NASA To paraphrase Carl Sagan, everyone and everything you have ever known exists on that little speck.

Mars Express picture of Mars, by European Space Agency

This sweeping view by ESA’s Mars Express extends from the planet’s south polar ice cap and across its cratered highlands to the Hellas Basin (top left) and beyond. - Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA IGO

Esta é a distância, em escala, entre a Terra e a Lua. Não parece muito distante, não é?

26 imagens que lhe farão reavaliar sua existência inteira

o contrário de Mercúrio, que está exageradamente  perto do Sol para que seja facilmente observado, e de Vênus, cujas densa atmosfera e cobertura de nuvens bloqueiam a observação da sua superfície, Marte está relativamente próximo da Terra sem estar muito próximo do Sol.   Visto da Terra Marte parece um planeta vermelho. #cosmos

The Clearest Images Of Another Planet You've Ever Seen

This image, released today, is a high-resolution shot of the Curiosity rover’s ultimate goal: the stratified flanks of Gale Crater’s high central peak, Mount Sharp. The image was taken with Curiosity’s telephoto Mastcam as a calibration test.

Sunset on Mars

Watch video footage of a bluish Mars sunset captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on November 4 and

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