TITLE

The Sun is green

PUB. DATE
November 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;11/30/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1797, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the refraction effect caused by the earth's curved atmosphere.
ACCESSION #
10553211

 

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