Watch the stunning, blue-tinted sunset captured by NASA's Mars rover

Contributed by
May 11, 2015, 11:52 AM EDT (Updated)

If you've ever wondered what it'd be like to stand on the surface of Mars and watch the sun set, wonder no more. It's gorgeous.

NASA's Curiosity Rover has used its mast camera to capture the Martian sunset in color. This marks the first time the craft has actually "watched" the sun set with a color camera, giving us our first real sense of what it'd be like at dusk all those millions of miles away. The short clip consists of four pictures captured over the span of 6 minutes and 51 seconds.

As Gizmodo notes, the gorgeous blue tint in the sky is due to the Martian atmosphere, which allows blue light to penetrate the atmosphere at a higher rate than other wavelengths. There's also the fact that the sun appears so small, which is obviously due to the fact that Mars is further from the sun than Earth. We can't wait to actually take in this scene in real life.

(Via Gizmodo)