Countless poets and artists were inspired by the sunrises and sunsets. For a long time astronomers could only guess how it looks phenomenon on other planets. One of the researchers of NASA have created videosimulator, thus allowing us to see the sunset on different planets of the Solar system.
Geronimo Villanueva works as a paleontologist at the Center of space flights of the name Goddard NASA in Greenbelt, Maryland. She created a special tool that allowed you to simulate the look of the sky on Venus, Mars, Uranus and Titan, a moon of Saturn. On the first animation it is possible to consider previously unexplored phenomenon, as if it was caught on sorcerously lens with the surface of the planet. The second animation shows a sunset with the usual perspective.
For example, sunset on Uranus seem blue, passing into a greenish turquoise due to the fact that hydrogen, helium and methane in its atmosphere absorbs the red part of the spectrum of visible light. For the same reason the sky appears bright on clear days. Martian sunsets are moving from brown to blue shades due to the dust particles that scatter the blue part of the visible spectrum.
According to the researcher, the simulation created in preparation for sending a probe to Uranus, which will help specialists to interpret certain changes in light, having studied the chemical composition of the planet and its atmosphere.
Earlier Mars Rover Curiosity sent photos showing the Earth and Venus from the surface of the red planet.