According tomedia CNET, we are all familiar with the brilliant light of the sunset on Earth, but our planet is unique in the solar system. Sunsets in other worlds are very different, as demonstrated by a series of NASA simulations.
If you visit Uranus around sunset, you’ll see a gorgeous “blue palette” as the sun fades under the horizon and eventually merges into blue-green. “This blue-green comes from the interaction of sunlight with the planet’s atmosphere,” NASA said in a statement released this week.
The simulations came from planetary scientist Geronimo Villanueva, who is modeling Uranus’s atmosphere in case NASA decides to send a probe to get a closer look at the mysterious ice giant. Villanueva tests computer modeling techniques by generating sunsets.
Villanueva’s work is presented in two videos, one from the sky, as seen through a camera lens, and the other showing the sunset that people can enjoy if they are on these planets.
The videos give people a common sunset of Earth, as well as the sunsets of Venus, Mars, Uranus and Saturn’s fascinating moon Titan. NASA is on a mission to detect Titan’s “Trump”, which involves an ambitious plan to use the rotorcraft to explore the satellite.