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Why is the sky blue?

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Indiana Coetzee

Indiana Coetzee

preschooler

“Because they picked that color.”

Bryanna MacDonald

Bryanna MacDonald

barista

“The curvature of the Earth and the way the light hits the atmosphere.”

Sydney Culp

Sydney Culp

first grader

“Because the air is blue.”

Michael Murphey

Michael Murphey

student

“The sky is blue because gas molecules in the atmosphere scatter light in the blue wavelength. This also has to do with the incident angle of sunlight, which explains why the sky is pink at sunset.”

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