10 Common Myths About Earth & Space That You Thought Were True — But Have Been Debunked By Science

August 10, 2017 12:39 pm  |  Comments: 0  | Views: 58442
    

MYTH: The sun is yellow.

You'd be forgiven for thinking the afternoon sun looks yellow — but the light it gives off is technically white.

The Earth's atmosphere makes the star appear yellow. The gases bend the light in an effect called Rayleigh scattering, which is what also makes the sky appear blue and causes sunsets to blaze into brilliant oranges and reds.

Sources: NASA, NOAA, Washington University, University College London

Sources: Business Insider

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