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Subject: Is the blue of the sky made of blue and green?

Date: Tue Dec 15 13:47:50 1998
Posted by Peter Mucha
Grade level: grad (non-science)
School: No school entered.
City: Philadelphia State/Province: PA
Country: 19101
Area of science: Physics
ID: 913751270.Ph

I know the sky's blue because only some wavelengths are 
scattered. But isn't green light scattered, too? (Most violet, I 
think, gets absorbed) And don't the green and blue of the 
rainbow add up to the cyan we see in the sky?

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