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IT’S OKAY TO BE SMART

Why is the sky any color?

  • Aired: 03/13/2013
  • 02:50
  • Rating: NR
Why is the sky blue? It's a question that you'd think kids have been asking for thousands of years, but it might not be that old at all. The ancient Greek poet Homer never used a word for blue in The Odyssey or The Iliad, because blue is one of the last colors that cultures pick out a word for.
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Why is the sky blue? Or red at sunset? Or any color at all? Joe Hanson explains.
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