惑星エアロゾル実験の教育的利用 : 火星の夕焼けは本当に青いのか? [in Japanese] Planetary Aerosol Laboratory Experiments for Science Education : Is the Sunset on Mars Really Blue? [in Japanese]
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Planetary aerosol laboratory experiments for science education were carried out in a curriculum of Kyoto University. Our goal is to reproduce "the blue sunset" on Mars which are reported from NASA's Mars Pathfinder. In reproducing the rays scattered by Martian atmosphere (dust storm) in a laboratory, the number density of scattering particles has to be as large as possible. Three experiments were conducted in the air and water. Although we were not able to reproduce Martian blue sunset, we elucidated its spectrum. Converting this spectrum to a color in the RGB system, we obtained R = 114, G = 122, B = 192. Though the experiment, we proved that planetary aerosol laboratory experiments are significantly fruitful for science education as well as for science studies. We propose that researchers and lecturers should make active use of planetary aerosol laboratory experiments for science education.
- Earozoru Kenkyu
Earozoru Kenkyu 22(2), 107-112, 2007-06-20
Japan Association of Aerosol Science and Technology