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Subject: What color is the sun in space?

Date: Tue Nov 23 23:37:42 1999
Posted by Jim Bosley
Grade level: grad (non-science) School: United Parcel Service
City: Columbus State/Province: Ohio Country: USA
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 943421862.As

I understand why the sky is blue and why the sun looks yellow to us on 
earth but would the sun look white if I were to look at it while I was in 
space since its light had yet to be scattered? I know I couldn't look 
directly at the sun but let's just say I took  a quick glance. Would it 
appear to be white?

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