Japan is Going to Send an 8K Camera to Mars

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has teamed up with national broadcaster NHK on a new project that is literally out of this world. As part of its Martian Moons Exploration (MMX) mission, the agency is planning to equip a space probe with an 8K camera, giving humanity a more detailed view of the Red Planet and its moons than we've ever seen before.

This is What a Sunset on Mars Looks Like in Color

This NASA photo roughly shows what a sunset on Mars would look like to our eyes if we were standing there to witness it. The agency released this true color image after earlier sharing a black-and-white version that was captured by the Curiosity rover in the middle of April 2015.

First Color Photo of Mars by the Curiosity Rover

After shooting black-and-white landscape photos for a day, everyone's favorite Martian robot photographer is now dabbling in color photography. NASA's Curiosity rover beamed back its first color photo today, showing the rim of its new crater home.