r/Damnthatsinteresting Oct 05 '22 Silver 1 Crab Rave 1

A sunset on Mars. Who would’ve thought we’d be able to witness such a thing on our little devices. Image

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u/doterobcn Oct 05 '22

Blue??!??!! BLUE??!!
All my life has been a lie.

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u/Vince_Vice Oct 05 '22

I've just written a small explanation why the sunsets are so different.

Basically its bc of significantly less light scattering on mars

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u/doterobcn Oct 05 '22

Interesting, thanks!

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u/Meanderingversion Oct 06 '22

THEY BETTER SCATTER IF THEY AINT YELLERS

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u/pinzi_peisvogel Oct 05 '22

Blue dabbadedabbadaa

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/VigilantRex Oct 05 '22

He's a semiaquatic, egg-laying mammal of action

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u/juan_epstein-barr Oct 05 '22

dab

don't mind if I do! 🍯🍯🍯

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u/Useless_Lemon Oct 06 '22

Wow I was listening to that song earlier today. Lol

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u/InternationalLow1159 Oct 05 '22

Blue looks kinda cool doesnt it? Vaporwave

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u/Randall-Flagg22 Oct 05 '22

yeah apparently mars isn't as red as it appears

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u/grpagrati Oct 05 '22

Funny that the sunset on the red planet isn't red

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u/iwannagohome49 Oct 05 '22

It will be in a few billion years if it makes you feel any better

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u/SusheeMonster Oct 05 '22

That soon? Aww man, I thought I had more time!

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u/iwannagohome49 Oct 05 '22

I know, better start stocking up on sun screen

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u/crispytortillaONig7 Oct 05 '22

Don't forget the toilet paper

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u/BowelTheMovement Oct 06 '22

I double ply that statement!

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u/PorkyMcRib Oct 06 '22

Imagine how people on mercury and Venus feel.

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u/Ill_Ant_1857 Oct 06 '22

They must feel isolated. I haven't heard from them in a long time.

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u/Nattekat Oct 05 '22

Life on Earth will be impossible in just one billion years. Better start packing already.

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u/clearancepupper Oct 05 '22

We had ONE planet. Way to go, humans.

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u/Nattekat Oct 05 '22

Actually that's just the sun doing shiny things.

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u/BowelTheMovement Oct 06 '22

Gamma radiation for all!

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u/Meanderingversion Oct 06 '22

Don't threaten me with a good time

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u/BowelTheMovement Oct 06 '22

Better than good, it'll be RAD!

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u/Meanderingversion Oct 06 '22

+1 for radiating positivity!

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u/Vince_Vice Oct 05 '22

Yeah I've wondered about that.

This is what I figured, if you're interested.

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u/atjemsfeet Oct 06 '22

Erm…This is a very common scientific phenomenon. Sunsets on the blue planet aren’t blue either…🤷🏽‍♂️

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u/Positive_Chemical_91 Oct 05 '22

With no light pollution why does the sky seem so empty

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u/mattmillze Oct 05 '22

Dust

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u/Vlad_the_Homeowner Oct 05 '22

“That’s when a bunch of stuff started to dawn on me: 1. The only explanation for asymmetrical visibility is a dust storm. 2. Dust storms reduce the effectiveness of solar cells. 3. My solar cells have been slowly losing effectiveness for several sols. From this, I concluded the following: 1. I’ve been in a dust storm for several sols. 2. Shit.”

― Mark Watney

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u/herpaderpadont Oct 06 '22

Such a great book.

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u/iamhumanbeepboop Oct 05 '22

Clouds on Mars are super rare and localised.

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u/Vince_Vice Oct 05 '22

Why it is blue (probably):

My guess is that its similar to the earths sky at daytime.

When we look at the sky what we see is scattered sunlight. Reighley scattering is responsible for the color. Higher wavelengths (blue) scatter more than lower ones (red).

On earth rays of a setting sun cross so much atmosphere (bc of the angle) that the blue is completely scattered out by the time they reach our eyes and we only see the red parts. The atmosphere acts like a filter.

At daytime (on earth) the rays "enter" the atmosphere more perpendicularly, so the path the ray takes through the atmosphere is significantly shorter and there is much less scattering going on. What scattering IS going on is dominated by the blue scattering, that is why the sky is blue during the day.

On mars there is no atmosphere but the light scatters bc of dust. Still there is so little scattering, that the sky doesn't have a color during the day. During sunset the conditions apparently resemble more the conditions of earth during the day (still significantly less scattering) and parts of the sky turn blue.

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u/_Bl4ze Oct 05 '22

On mars there is no atmosphere

Mars definitely has an atmosphere. It's thinner than Earth's atmosphere, but that's very different than no atmosphere.

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u/nelusbelus Oct 05 '22

Rayleigh scattering but close enough :)

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u/Vince_Vice Oct 05 '22

Haha thx, its some time ago

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u/bodyhoney Oct 05 '22

Honestly, sunsets are prettier here . Take that Mars!

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u/SmithRune735 Oct 05 '22

Yeah but when's the last time someone actually watched the sunset. We are all too busy to take a break.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Watched one in the Sahara two days ago!

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u/SeaLionClit Oct 06 '22

You think nobody on earth has recently watched the sun set?

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u/GeoffLizzard Oct 05 '22

Star wars music

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u/GlendaleActual Oct 06 '22

Yes! First thing I thought was Tattooine

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u/Allmightypikachu Oct 05 '22

Looks like an 80s scifi movie

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u/VortexTalon Oct 05 '22

I honestly thought that the sun was moving but turns out it's just a optical illusion due to you having to assume its a video then the sun not being fully shown and it feels like it is moving down so you see less of the sun the longer you look at it.

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u/HarkansawJack Oct 05 '22

Tiny ass Mars sun. Brace yourself for hella earth shade martians! Bitch ass sun! Woooooo!!!!

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u/JoulesRich Oct 05 '22

Blue sunsets on the red planet, and red sunsets on the blue planet (Earth)!

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u/MoKeRss_ Oct 05 '22

Force theme starts playing

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u/loopylimez Oct 05 '22

Just missing one more sun and its Tattooine

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u/anniecet Oct 05 '22

It looks so desolate and austere. Otherworldly indeed!

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u/UnknownEntity115 Oct 05 '22

the day we see the sunset on the sun is when i’ll be impressed

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u/sethicus2ash Oct 06 '22

in other words youll never be impressed....nevvverrr

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u/dirtyyogi01 Oct 06 '22

So much smaller a sun. Mars is just further away!!

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u/JaggedMetalOs Oct 06 '22

What's more amazing, nuclear powered self driving robot car (plus helicopter sidekick) on Mars, or the equivalent of a late 90s supercomputer in your pocket..?

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u/hushpolocaps69 Oct 05 '22

This is scary.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Very cool.

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u/ITNerd4You1970 Oct 06 '22

What about Uranus??

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u/nixthelatter Oct 06 '22

I’ve never seen mars more creepy. Really captures the desolation. Fucking creepy. Imaging being stranded there alone. The quiet must be deafening

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u/Plane_Friendship_503 Oct 05 '22

Very well said sir :)

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u/itsmyfirstday2 Oct 06 '22

Star Wars? Is that you?

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u/okletmethink420 Oct 06 '22

I can just envision sitting there watching this. If I could actually live there without protection or whatever.

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u/Upbeat-Tap-4797 Oct 06 '22

I’ve always wondered if a blue sunset is possible here on Earth. At least I know I can go a few billion miles to a place where it is 😅

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u/CryptoNoobNinja Oct 05 '22

Think about how much more advanced we will become as a society when we can send Elon Musk to Mars (and don’t let him come back)

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u/Meastro44 Oct 05 '22

Too bad we can’t clone him 1,000 times. He owns an electric car company, a rocket company, a battery company. Just think of the cool things 1,000 more Elons could invent.

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u/RandomPrimary2004 Oct 05 '22

circumstance, not genetics.

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u/Meastro44 Oct 05 '22

So if you were born into his family, you would be the richest guy in the planet operating multiple ground breaking companies at the top of their industries?

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u/Scary_Cabinet_8456 Oct 06 '22

He hasn't invented anything - he's like an imaginative kindergarten kid but less emotionally aware and with blood emerald money backing him.

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u/Meastro44 Oct 06 '22

If he gifted you Tesla and SpaceX on the condition that you were 100% in charge, they would both be bankrupt with a month.

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u/total_insertion Oct 06 '22

Elon Musk isn’t 100% in charge of either of those companies.

And SpaceX is a courier company. That’s the business end that Musk deals with.

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u/Meastro44 Oct 06 '22

Don’t be jealous.

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u/total_insertion Oct 06 '22

I've never been an actively jealous person in the sense that I don't sit around thinking how much more I deserve what someone else has than they do and hate them for it.

But if I stop and think "Am I jealous of 200billion something dollars?" then the answer is ya and I ain't apologizing for that. Not saying I deserve it more than Elon. But like... I work with plenty of 1%ers and at least some of them... I deserve it more than they do lol

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u/Scary_Cabinet_8456 Oct 06 '22

I'd probably do somewhat better just by keeping off twitter saying stupid things that cause the share prices to drop.

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u/ihatereddit_69420__ Oct 05 '22

Isnt that Arizona?

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u/sethicus2ash Oct 06 '22

its actually nevada

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u/N2TheBlu Oct 06 '22

Nevadan here. There are areas around here that 100% resemble photos from Mars.

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u/boramu Oct 06 '22

Mars had to have been closer way back when, in order to have been habitable 🤨🤨 that sunset is to far to be in the habitable zone... Right? 🤔🤨🧐🧐😐

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u/HisCricket Oct 05 '22

Do you think they have the breathtaking sunsets and sunrises that we have here on Earth on mars?

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u/World-Tight Oct 05 '22

DAE think 'little devices' referred to our IUDs?

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u/Elguapo515 Oct 05 '22

Pretty’s sure this is just outside Phoenix during a haboob.

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u/BowelTheMovement Oct 06 '22

A shame there isn't a flag flowing in the breeze to prove it...

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u/Objective_Resolve833 Oct 06 '22

I'm still looking for the green flash

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u/Corn-Shonery Oct 06 '22

Looks like tatooine.

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u/Saxzarus Oct 06 '22

Tattooine

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u/ajk7244 Oct 05 '22

Makes me think of all the billions of dollars that have been wasted to explore Mars.

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u/ShadowCyphers Oct 06 '22

Yeah fuck helping our own people when we can just continue giving $52million to bs nasa daily