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NASA simulates alien sunsets from the solar system and beyond

NASA simulates alien sunsets from the solar system and beyond
NASA simulates alien sunsets from the solar system and beyond

NASA has revealed a fabulous new collection of simulated sunsets, allowing us to see what the view would be like from the surface of another world.

When scientists make plans for a new space mission, part of the design process involves trying to come up with just about every conceivable situation the spacecraft could encounter on its journey and when it reaches its destination. At the same time, they also try to think about everything the mission team back on Earth could possibly need to interpret what the spacecraft sees and experiences.

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The planet Uranus, as seen by Voyager 2 in 1986. Credit: NASA

In going through some of these steps for a possible future mission to the planet Uranus, NASA planetary scientist Geronimo Villanueva came up with something truly remarkable – a set of simulations that reveal what

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