Last April 15th, three years into its mission, the Mars Curiosity Rover finally sent photos of a Mars sunset. Unfortunately, there was one “problem”: they were in black and white.

Not that there is anything wrong with black and white photography of course, but photographer Damia Bouic colorized the photos this week and the final results turned out to be glorious!

I won't go into the processes that this photographer used to enhance the images. What I will say is that no matter how many times I look at these images, I am absolutely blown away by the simple fact we're looking at our star from another world. It's not that hard to get your head around that concept if you try, but it is hard not to feel a bit in awe of that feat. You gotta love science! -Steve

NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Damia Bouic
NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Damia Bouic
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The original photos can be found here. Via: Sunset on Mars by Damia Bouic

NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Damia Bouic
NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Damia Bouic
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