Manipulating the sunset

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Sunset at sea

Suppose you could manipulate a real sunset -- manipulate the atmosphere at will. Suppose you could turn up the red and turn down the yellow, as you pleased. Could you make a sunset more beautiful? . . . . Let's consider a Martian sunset, from one of the Martian telepresence sites. Another planet's sunset, one we can't experience directly with human flesh. Are the sunsets on Mars less beautiful because of the machine intermediation? Sterling 1966, 260-1