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Science Challenge #24

Can Stars be seen
on the Moon during the Day?

You probably know why the earth's sky is blue during the day.
What would the moon's sky look like to an astronaut during the day?

Holding Flag From Waving In Wind A) Black, but full of bright stars.

B) So full of sunlight reflected from the moon's surface and from the earth that no stars can be seen.

C) Black, but the stars would be too dim for the astronauts to see through their tinted helmets.

D) None of the above.

NASA claims the correct answer is B. When asked why none of the astronauts talked about the stars, NASA scientists respond with remarks such as:
"stars are not readily seen in the daylight lunar sky by either the human eye or a camera because of the brightness of the sunlight surface"

That remark is at:

Is NASA Telling the Truth?
Or is the Truth in the box below?


The Moon’s Sky is Black
and full of Bright Stars

When an astronaut looks up at the stars, how could sunlight enter his eyes? If the moon’s sky is not black, what color is it? And how do you explain the vacuum of space having a color?
The reflected sunlight travels in straight lines. There is no atmosphere to scatter the sunlight, so when an astronaut (or camera) looks up at the stars, how could the reflected light from the lunar surface get into his eyes?

Can You Figure Out if NASA is Telling Us the Truth?

Were the Apollo Moon Landings a Fake?

And here is Science Challenge #25 for you really smart people who think NASA is correct.

Don't forget to check out  Science Challenge #26