“Nothin’ but blue skies,” but why?

Q: True or false and why: On a sunny day, the blue sky overhead results from the same principle of molecular absorption that exoplanet researchers rely on to determine the atmospheric composition of planets too dim to be imaged even by the James Webb Space Telescope.

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“Nothin’ but blue skies,” but why?