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  1. You may notice the blue-tinged colors of the sunset sky in the animation—this looks similar to what the human eye would see on Mars. The yellow and red colors in sunlight traveling through the Martian atmosphere are scattered more than the blue part of the spectrum is by all the dust particles floating around and this effect is magnified at sunset. So any future Martian visitor would soak in a sunset that would be tinged blue.

    Here on Earth, we can see a similar yet reversed effect playing out with our own eyes. When we look at the full moon rising or a setting sun, we can see their light gets scattered by suspended dust particles in our planet’s atmosphere and this makes the light appear more orange-red.


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