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Join Date: Jun 2012
01-07-2013, 02:50 PM
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Things are more visible from ground because we have a atmosphere, in space you dont really see much because there is not much of a medium for light to travel...
Light is scattered by atmosphere... Especially blue light (the reason the sky is blue).
Light, unlike sound for instance, doesn't need a medium through which to travel. It does just fine in a vacuum.
Here's a letter from an astronaut describing some of the things he's seen in space:
The view is something close to what you might see on a very dark mountaintop on a very clear night. Only better.
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