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Re: stars in space,can we see them

Hey, interesting question. I'd like to hear the answers, too. 73  w2zby

On Tue, 27 Oct 1998 20:48:13 -0800 Douglas Cole <dcole@ior.com> writes:
>Well I just had a rather intense conversation about whether or
>not one can see stars when one is in outer space. I am of the
>opinion that you should be able to see stars though they will not
>look the same as they do on earth and also if you have a bright
>source of light ie-the sun or earth or moon near your viewing
>field then weaker things within that area of densitization will
>not be seen.
>The opposing arguement is that light in space is moving too fast
>for us to see and that it is in a vacuum and the only reason we
>see the stars on earth is that the atmosphere slows the light
>down enough for us to see, well something in me says this is
>totally silly but I don't have an educated reason for disagreeing
>Now not being an expert on these things but always interested in
>astronomical  things I put this out to you folks on this
>reflector mainly because I don't know of  any other short of
>spamming  and I know some of you folks are rather sharp cookies
>So please email me directly with any answers so as to conserve
>bandwidth and help me put this debate to rest........ can we see
>stars if in space ?
>Douglas Cole
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