Why is the sky blue?. Well who would of thought.. If a little kid ever asks ‘mu just why the sky is blue, you look him or her right in the eye and say, 'aes bec
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Why is the sky blue?

Well who would of thought.

If a little kid ever asks ‘mu just why the sky is blue,
you look him or her right in the eye and say, 'aes
because of quantum effects involving Rayleigh
scattering combined with a lack of violet photon
receptors in our retinue."
Philip C, Plait, Bad Astronomy W’
Misconceptions and Disuses Revealed, s
from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"
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Submitted: 09/18/2013
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User avatar #4 - ritafoxyy (09/18/2013) [+] (10 replies)
My little sister asked where the sun goes at night, I asked her what she thought. She said that it goes into the water to cool off and I let her know that she was exactly right.
(we live by the ocean and can see the sunset)
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#1 - trollofhalo ONLINE (09/18/2013) [+] (6 replies)
"I can give you over 40,000 reasons why I know that sun isn't real. I know it because the emitter’s Rayleigh effect is disproportionate to its suggested size. I know it because, it’s stellar cycle is more symmetrical than that of an actual star. But for all that…"
"I can give you over 40,000 reasons why I know that sun isn't real. I know it because the emitter’s Rayleigh effect is disproportionate to its suggested size. I know it because, it’s stellar cycle is more symmetrical than that of an actual star. But for all that…"
#24 - lecorbi (09/19/2013) [-]
actually, it's
User avatar #29 - jokeface (09/19/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Wait does this mean that if we had violet photon receptors the sky would appear violet?

I want violet photon torpedos...
#26 - alegitusername (09/19/2013) [+] (1 reply)
everything is numbers,
numbers and math.
if you figure that out early,
then you'll have the last laugh
User avatar #10 - ireallylikepotatoe (09/19/2013) [-]
I learnt why the sky is blue from a fish fingers advert.
#23 - colgros (09/19/2013) [-]
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#7 - anonymous (09/19/2013) [-]
> Supposed to be reading about Spectroscopy (applied quantum mechanics)
> Professor tells us at the begging of this course "You'll be able to describe such phenomena like 'Why is the sky blue?'"
> See this post
> Now i know why the sky is blue for my CHEM 209 class.

THANK YOU FJ.
#30 - anonymous (09/19/2013) [-]
holy **** . I actually understand what he says
User avatar #12 - veettrees (09/19/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Similar to why blue eyed people's eyes are blue! Scattering ftw.
User avatar #3 - articulate (09/18/2013) [-]
I... would have*.
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