Astronauts Can See Stars!
Updated again, on 18 Nov 2011
However, the astronauts on the space station not only see stars, planets, and auroras, they have also taken photos of them.
Another interesting remark from Edward Lu:
Do you have the intelligence and - most important - the emotional ability to understand why none of the 21 Apollo astronauts could see auroras, or stars, or Venus, or Mars?It is fun to watch stars as they rise or set through the atmosphere as we circle the Earth. They start to twinkle as the light rays bend while passing through the uneven density of the atmosphere. Then, as they get closer to the actual horizon, they start to look orange and then red before blinking out. Sometimes they even turn green briefly.
The image below is a portion of one of the photos taken by Don Pettit from a window in the space station. Note that stars are everywhere. You can find this and other photos at this NASA page.
|Some of the dots that appear in photos from the space station are due
to dust or imaging errors, but most of the dots are stars
You can also see stars in photos of the auroras. Don Pettit's article about the auroras is here. Check out the QuickTime movie of the auroras. (The movie is along the right side of the page. Here is a direct link.) The image below is a portion of a photograph of the auroras taken from the space station. It is from this site, which has a mixture of photos from both the space station and from the earth.
|The lack of an atmosphere allows astronauts to see stars that are too faint for us to see on the earth, and the stars that we see are much brighter to the astronauts. Also, the stars in space are tiny spheres of light rather than blurry, flickering points. Even pilots who fly high up in the atmosphere are astounded by the quantity and the brightness of the stars, as I mentioned here.|
|We were lied
to about the Apollo moon landing, the 9/11
attack, the world wars, the Holocaust, etc.
The "ordinary" people claim to be innocent and lovable, but their irresponsible and selfish attitudes are allowing unbelievable wars, corruption, and crimes. Their behavior is disgusting. Don't make excuses for them. Instead, tell them to behave like a human instead of like a stupid animal.
Some of those "ordinary" people complain that they're tired of our conspiracy theories, but some of us are tired of their selfish, animal-like behavior. Don't let them intimidate you! We should tell them that if they behave like an animal, then we will treat them like an animal.