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Why Is The Sky Blue On Earth But Butterscotch On Mars?

The physics behind sky color

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Table of Contents Sunsets are red. Clear skies are blue. Rayleigh Scattering makes it all be true. (Unless you are on Mars…) Why is the sky blue? When the Sun’s rays reach the Earth, they don’t just shine down uninterrupted on the planet’s surface. Thankfully, rays have to pass through […]

Why Is The Sky Blue On Earth But Butterscotch On Mars?

The physics behind sky color

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Table of Contents Sunsets are red. Clear skies are blue. Rayleigh Scattering makes it all be true. (Unless you are on Mars…) Why is the sky blue? When the Sun’s rays reach the Earth, they don’t just shine down uninterrupted on the planet’s surface. Thankfully, rays have to pass through

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