What is the Sun's real color?

The color of the sun is white. The sun emits all colors of the rainbow more or less evenly and in physics, we call this combination "white".

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Why is the sun yellow and not blue?

Our atmosphere scatters shorter to bigger wavelengths color from sunlight when the white light travels through it. During day, it scatters violet and blue colors leaving yellowish sunlight (the reason why sky is blue and sunlight is yellow).

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Is The Sun a white or yellow Star?

The Sun is a 4.5 billion-year-old yellow dwarf star – a hot glowing ball of hydrogen and helium – at the center of our solar system. It's about 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) from Earth and it's our solar system's only star.

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Why is the sun not blue?

The white light emitted by the sun contains all wavelengths (all colors) of visible light. The atmosphere scatters blue light from the sun, which is why the sky is blue, but red, orange, yellow, and green light of the sun are not scattered as much. This mixture of colors gives the sun an overall yellow appearance.

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Is the sun really red?

It is a common misconception that the Sun is yellow, or orange or even red. However, the Sun is essentially all colors mixed together, which appear to our eyes as white. This is easy to see in pictures taken from space. Rainbows are light from the Sun, separated into its colors.

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Why the sky is blue?

As white light passes through our atmosphere, tiny air molecules cause it to 'scatter'. The scattering caused by these tiny air molecules (known as Rayleigh scattering) increases as the wavelength of light decreases. Violet and blue light have the shortest wavelengths and red light has the longest.

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Will our sun Go red giant?

In approximately five billion years, our own sun will transition to the red giant phase. When it expands, its outer layers will consume Mercury and Venus and also reach Earth.

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How hot is blue fire?

White flames are hotter, measuring 1300°C to about 1500°C. The brighter the white, the higher the temperature. For blue flames, or flames with a blue base, you can expect the temperature to rise dramatically, hitting roughly 2500°C to 3000°C. A bunsen burner or oven hob are the most obvious examples of blue flames.

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What colour is blood?

It's red because of the red blood cells (hemoglobin). Blood does change color somewhat as oxygen is absorbed and replenished. But it doesn't change from red to blue. It changes from red to dark red.

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Is the sky actually purple?

If we judge by the most prominent color, the sky is violet. But the sky appears blue due to the limitations of our eyes. Our sensitivity to light decreases as we reach the shortest wavelengths of the visible spectrum. The violet is there, but our eyes detect it only weakly.

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What keeps the sun burning?

The Sun survives by burning hydrogen atoms into helium atoms in its core. In fact, it burns through 600 million tons of hydrogen every second. And as the Sun's core becomes saturated with this helium, it shrinks, causing nuclear fusion reactions to speed up - which means that the Sun spits out more energy.

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What colour is water?

The water is in fact not colorless; even pure water is not colorless, but has a slight blue tint to it, best seen when looking through a long column of water. The blueness in water is not caused by the scattering of light, which is responsible for the sky being blue.

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Does space have color?

If we add up all the light coming from galaxies (and the stars within them), and from all the clouds of gas and dust in the Universe, we'd end up with a colour very close to white, but actually a little bit 'beige'.

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What is the true color of Earth?

“Blue Marble” true-color image of Earth taken from a single remote-sensing device-NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS.

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What colour is the sky?

The sky appears blue to the human eye as the short waves of blue light are scattered more than the other colours in the spectrum, making the blue light more visible. To understand why the sky is blue, we first need to understand a little bit about light.

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What colour is a mirror?

According to BBC Science Focus Magazine, most mirrors are technically white with a slight green tinge. According to Live Science, color is a result of reflected light. To produce color, objects absorb some wavelengths of light while reflecting others.

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Is blood heavier than water?

Blood Density Is Nearly Equal to Water Density: A Validation Study of the Gravimetric Method of Measuring Intraoperative Blood Loss.

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Why is my blood pink?

Pink Blood

Your blood may appear pink in color at the beginning or end of your period, especially if you're spotting. This lighter shade usually means that the blood has mixed with your cervical fluid. Sometimes pink menstrual blood may indicate low estrogen levels in the body.

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What color is human blood before it hits oxygen?

Blood is always red. Blood that has been oxygenated (mostly flowing through the arteries) is bright red and blood that has lost its oxygen (mostly flowing through the veins) is dark red. Anyone who has donated blood or had their blood drawn by a nurse can attest that deoxygenated blood is dark red and not blue.

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Does black fire exist?

This is black fire. When you mix a sodium street light or low-pressure sodium lamp with a flame, you'll see a dark flame thanks to the sodium and some excited electrons. “It's strange to think of a flame as dark because as we know flames give out light, but the sodium is absorbing the light from the lamp.

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What color is the coldest fire?

The colder part of a diffusion (incomplete combustion) flame will be red, transitioning to orange, yellow, and white as the temperature increases as evidenced by changes in the black-body radiation spectrum. For a given flame's region, the closer to white on this scale, the hotter that section of the flame is.

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Does Purple fire exist?

The color of the flames is apart of temperature affected also by the type of fuel used (i.e. the material being burned) as some chemicals present in the material can taint flames by various colors. Blue-violet (purple) flames are one of the hottest visible parts of fire at more than 1400°C (2552°F).

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How long will Earth last?

At the current rate of solar brightening—just over 1% every 100 million years—Earth would suffer this "runaway greenhouse" in 600 million to 700 million years. Earth will suffer some preliminary effects leading up to that, too.

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How old will the Sun be when it dies?

Analyzing the data provided by the Gaia Spacecraft, scientists have concluded that the Sun will reach a maximum temperature at approximately 8 billion years of age, then it will cool down and increase in size, becoming a red giant star. At the age of 1011 billion years, the Sun will reach the end of its life.

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How many years the Sun will last?

So our Sun is about halfway through its life. But don't worry. It still has about 5,000,000,000—five billion—years to go. When those five billion years are up, the Sun will become a red giant.

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