The Tesla d Elon Musk has not the same colour in space than on Earth

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    The Tesla sent into space by Elon Musk with the rocket Falcon Heavy, on Tuesday, was not of the same colour in space than on Earth.


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    Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, commented on the images showing the vehicle suspended in the vacuum of space.

    The car, which took a tint of cherry red on the Ground, tire still on the orange in the space.

    Even Elon Musk has held that its Tesla had a tinge of weird. “It seems so ridiculous and not possible,” said the president of SpaceX to journalists after seeing the images in the space.



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    According to him the colors, in general, seem so strange in the space, because “there is no occlusion in the air. Everything is so vibrant,” he explained.

    Is it true to say that the colors in the space are not the same as on Earth?

    The site specialized in the popularization of science Live Science posed the question to a chemist, retired, Rick Sachleben. It is a member of the american chemical Society has confirmed that, in effect, the colors appear more blurred, softer on the Earth.

    The light which goes on the Earth must pass through different layers and materials: air, water, and the vacuum of space.

    These elements convert the light in different ways. The colors take different tones depending on the environment in which they are located. When the light passes through the earth’s atmosphere, it passes through air that contains particles such as dust, smoke, droplets of water. The air also has variable densities as a function of the amount of water it contains and of its temperature, said Mr. Sachleben.

    For example, the air at the summit of mount Everest is less dense than at sea level.

    In space, there is almost nothing to attenuate or block the light of the Sun. This is why the photos taken by the Hubble space telescope are a lot sharper than the images taken from telescopes on the ground, said Sachleben.

    Thus, because the colors in the space are so vibrant, the photos and videos taken there at the top we give the impression of having been tampered with, or even unreal. Yet they are quite true to reality…in space.