You are here:
International Year of Astronomy - IYA2009
News Archives until 2010
Security & Defense
Missions and more
Why is it dark at night?
Just like being in a large forest, where in every direction and in our entire field of vision we can see trees that are either somewhat closer or further away, in a Universe that is infinite and filled evenly with stars or galaxies, we would have to see a star in every direction, sooner or later. The night sky should actually gleam as brightly as the surface of the Sun. But why doesn't this happen?
Send article link to:
Your e-mail address:
Please enter code:
Any details you supply are not stored. You will receive no unsolicited e-mails as a result.
Last update: 04/02/2010 16:24:59
Exhibition "Out of this World"
International Year of Astronomy 2009
CosmicDiary - Astronomy Blogs
Daily Podcasts at 365 Days of Astronomy
ESA - IYA2009
Planetariumshow "Touching the Edge of the Universe"
Archive: Astronomy Questions of the Week