Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Piece of tidbit for you

On the way home from Bible study tonight, Jocelyn asked if the stars look bigger when you are in outer space? Well I didn't know the exact answer so I looked it up and this is what I found.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/space/sts7/interview.htm
An interwiew with Sally Ride~ the first American Woman in space
What do the stars look like from space? Are they bigger?
The stars don't look bigger, but they do look brighter. When you're on Earth, if you go to the top of a mountain, the stars look much brighter than they do at sea level. And because the space shuttle is above Earth's atmosphere, it's like being on a very, very high mountain. So they look brighter, but not bigger.

So there you go, in case any 6 year old asks that question you now have an answer:)



1 comment:

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

Smary pants!
You mut be a homeschool mom *U*
See ya tonight...and tomorrow!