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Using Color to Identify Planets

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Discover how scientists compare the reflected red, blue, and green light from planets in the solar system to identify distant planets. Carolyn Crow, an astronomer, describes how the amount of green, blue, and red light reflected by planets can be plotted. A diagram compares the color data of the planets and shows that Earth is easily distinguishable by its blue color.

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