03/07/2013 06:25 BST | Updated 02/09/2013 06:12 BST

Mars Sunset: Nasa's Curiosity Rover Captures Dramatic Red Planet Evening (PICTURES)

Nasa's Curiosity rover has captured a beautiful sunset from the surface of Mars.

Taken on 22 June 2013 - or Sol 312 by Martian reckoning - the picture shows the sun setting at the rim of the Gale Crater, where the rover is currently located.

Marking almost a year since the $2.5billion rover landed on the red planet's surface, the colorised picture is a stunning reminder of the alien world's similarities to Earth.

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The rover also recently produced a startling video of Mars' moon Phobos ascending into the sky.

The clip was made from a series of 86 photographs taken by Curiosity's navigation camera.

Take a look at the video, below.