So there are a million cool things about Mars, but one of the very coolest is that sunsets on Mars areĀ blue. When the sun starts to set, the sky is a deep red, and the sky around the sun glows a pale blue.

The explanation has to do with wavelengths and dust particles and air density, but does it really matter?

Watch this video and just try to tell me you’re not inspired to write a novel about kids living on Mars who run away and get stranded duringĀ a massive solar flare. Except don’t, because that’s what I’m working on.

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