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The Astroholic Explains S01E03 – Are There Rainbows On Other Worlds Of The Solar System?

24 Nov 2019, 15:48 UTC
The Astroholic Explains S01E03 – Are There Rainbows On Other Worlds Of The Solar System?
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Welcome to The Astroholic Explains, I’m your host Chris!
And I’m Alfredo, the Astroholic.
This is a podcast where I throw some cosmic conundrums your way,
And I try my best to answer them. Let’s get started.
So today’s question is going to be a lot more wholesome than some of the other more apocalyptically minded questions that I ask you. So I’m going to dive right into this one. Can you get rainbows on other planets? Because on planets like Venus where it rains sulfuric acid for example, could you see things like acid-bows?
Alright, that is a very, very interesting question. Technically yes, you should be able to see Venus-bows.
Acid-bows.
Acid bows, yes, you’re right. And methane bows on Saturn’s moon Titan. Well, Titan is very cold and Methane is liquid but there is a methane cycle like the water cycle on earth. Rains evaporate, it creates lakes, rivers, puddles. The question is how much light penetrates. Both Titan and Venus have very thick atmospheres. So Venus has, I think, over 90 atmospheres.
Like 90 layers of atmosphere?
No, an atmosphere in like a unit. So on earth, at sea level, you have about one ...

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