Why don't we see colour at a distance?

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Why don't we see colour at a distance?
« on: 11/03/2011 18:30:03 »
@JacoWestra asked the Naked Scientists:
   
From a distance things look B&W; coming closer reveals colour. We noticed this walking towards a lighthouse.

How come?

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 11/03/2011 18:30:03 by _system »

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Why don't we see colour at a distance?
« Reply #1 on: 11/03/2011 19:01:53 »
Increased number of particles in the atmosphere between you and distant objects than near ones, these particles scatter the light ...

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Aerial perspective .... The colours of the object also become less saturated

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerial_perspective
« Last Edit: 11/03/2011 19:10:22 by RD »