Fact of the Week: July 15, 2013

Stars twinkle because the light we see coming from the stars travels through the atmosphere around the earth and there is turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere.
Cite: http://www.ur.umich.edu/9394/Feb07_94/18.htm

1 comment:

  1. The light we see coming from the moon and other planets also travel through the atmosphere and turbulence, yet they don't seem to twinkle,....hmmmmm? Makes me wonder...