Why do stars twinkle? Most of the stars are many times larger in size than the sun and from here on the earth, they look as small points of light. Stars themselves don’t appear to twinkle. They appear as steady points of light when seen from the space from the scientific point of view the twinkling of stars are seen from the ground is attributed to the unsteady nature of the earth’s atmosphere. In simple terms, twinkling of stars is caused by the passing of light through different layers of atmosphere. The scientific name for the twinkling of stars is stellar scintillation or astronomical scintillation. Planets do not twinkle the way stars do…….
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