A New NASA Simulation Reveals the Sunsets of Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Titan

An illustration from the NASA Explore series.

Everyone loves a good sunset. But the orange and red sunsets here on Earth are the consequence of our atmosphere. Other celestial bodies, like Mars or Uranus, experience very different sunsets with unexpected colors. Now, thanks to a NASA simulation, you can get a glimpse of the strange sunsets over alien worlds.

Geronimo Villanueva, one of NASA’s planetary scientists, took a break from modeling Uranus to prepare a series of alien sunset simulations. The simulations could help scientists place probes on Uranus, Venus, or Jupiter’s Titan moon – an icy rock that can support life.

Oh, the simulations also look pretty cool. They show an all-sky view, with a whitish circle representing the sun. On some planets, like Uranus, the sky fades to a deep blue with touches of green or turquoise. On others, like Mars, the light changes from a brownish color to a blue, because the Martian dust clouds diffuse blue light better than the other colors.

NASA simulations are simple, but they give you a good idea of ​​how life could feel on distant planets. (I mean, if you were somehow invincible.) I hope we will finally have real photos or videos of distant sunsets. we make have some photos of martian sunsetsand they are impressive.

Source: NASA via CNET

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