The Real Mars Sky?

At the end of the video Spirit Rover’s Adventures on Mars – Sky at Night – BBC One, I clicked ‘Take Picture’ in windows movie maker, and this is the image I have:

That really looks like

The fact the sky is blue on a mars terrain should be raising questions. The public get black and white while somebody has the same scene with a blue sky. Even if it is a wallpaper background, why is a martian sky blue? Why would of all the images and data to show, is there a blue sky? That sure looks like mars to me…

The video is from a 7/1/2011 video release on The Sky at Night on BBC One in the UK. The Sky at Night is a monthly documentary television program on astronomy produced by the BBC. The show has had the same permanent presenter, Sir Patrick Moore, from its first airing on 24 April 1957, making it the longest-running program with the same presenter in television history.

Note the beautiful blue sky and the much more normal terrain color in both of those big monitors even though they are displaying different Mars surface scenes.

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