Why stars twinkle
By: Effie Moore Salem
Stars don't actually twinkle although they appear to as their light is changed by the swishing of the wind and other atmospheric object on their way to us. Farther away they twinkle more because there is more distance between their mass of particles and us...
By: Diane Walsh
Why Stars TwinkleThe sun is the nearest star to earth and it does not twinkle. Stars only appear to twinkle. The stars that shine at night and the sun that shines in the day are the same kind of objects. A star is a ball...
Lightyears: An overview
By: Susan Smalls
A light year is a unit of length. It is most often used in astronomy to measure distances in outer space. The definition of a light year is exactly that, the distance that light travels in one year. But it is important to realize that...
The facts about cosmic rays
By: Nish Laverz
What is a Cosmic Ray?Cosmic Rays are actually individual energized particles that originate from space, not rays as the name would suggest. These particles essentially include all of the elements in the periodic table.Almost 90% of the particles are Protons (hydrogen), about 9%...
The tenth planet
By: Tasha Raymond
Traditionally we are taught in school that there are nine planets. Now, Pluto has been classified as a dwarf planet and is no longer considered as one of the "big boys." Down graded along with Pluto is the tenth planet of the solar system...
By: Adewale Olowode
The Earth is the only gift the universe has given to man.Dated back to about 4.5 billion years ago,it has a shape,described as geoid,as distinct from a sphere,but have a much more closer resemblance to what is called "an...
By: Vicki Phipps
Mankind tried to deny that even the Earth was round until an explorer went out on a limb to sail around the world and prove the Earth was, is and will always be as round as it can be. Even so and although Columbus sailed...
By: iakul
Stars twinkle because of turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere. While this certainly answers the question, it's not an answer that the average joe can relate to, so here's the answer explained using everyday terms and objects.Have you ever seen the air shimmer on a...
The Cetus Constellation explained
By: Tasha Raymond
When many think of astronomy, constellations are the fist thing that come to mind. They are something that any person can see, and with the right prompting, see the specific image that they are named for. There are many that say constellations tell a story...
By: Vicki Phipps
Twinkling stars have inspired songs from the heart, and as the song says, "Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are." Everyone has wondered why stars twinkle. Like diamonds in the sky, they appear as if twinkling is a hint from God...

 

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