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Ask Science – Why is the sky Green in a Severe Thunderstorm?

Ask Science – Why is the sky Green in a Severe Thunderstorm?

Jun 30, 2012

This is a cool question that doesn’t have an easy or clear answer. I’m thinking it’s related somehow to the same reason the sky is blue, and the origins of rainbows. In physics there is a phenomena called backscattering, when the white light from the sun hits our atmosphere, most of the light comes through pretty easily, except blue...

Ask Science – How Many Megapixels Does the Human Eye Have?

Ask Science – How Many Megapixels Does the Human Eye Have?

Jun 26, 2012

Can you measure the human eye with megapixels, and if so how many megapixels is the human eye? Yes and no. There are about 120 million rods (black and white receptors) and about 5 million cones (colour receptors), so the total resolution of your eye would be about 125 megapixels… But you can’t really stop the comparison there, since about 5% of your...