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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

One Sunset, Two Worlds

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Tuesday, June 16, 2015/Categories: natural history, photography, space science, adventure

How would a sunset appear on both Mars and Earth? That's a question asked by the curious scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CalTech. Their compared imagery was surprising:

       
                                 Sunset Comparison from Earth and Mars   (credit: JPL-Caltech, NASA)

Besides the Sun's size difference as seen from Earth and Mars 50 million miles further away, the sunsets were different colors. The Martian sunset was bluish. This may be caused by the thinner Martian atmosphere and suspended dust particles that affected the sunlight refraction differently.

Sunset's are always beautiful but it still would be very cool to see a blue one there.

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