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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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Besides our Sun, any star we see in the night skies can only be a point of light - NEVER a disc (like a planet), even if we use binoculars or a telescope.

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 Post subject: Re: Fact or myth (RV)
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stars reflect their own light (our own sun can be seen as star-like) planets reflect the lights of the sun or close stars. (if that is what you meant.)

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A real lady, WFG! :clap: :clap: I believe such is quite rare these days. :hmz: :wink:
Now, let me find a myth, or no myth ... :lol:


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:thumbs_up: to the lady thing. :wink:

As to your question, I'm simply asking if one can see a star as a round disc or only as a point of light that, no matter how much we zoom in on it with current telescopes, we cannot resolve it into a round disc (like one can do with a planet). Does that make sense: point of light or disc?

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That makes a bit more sense now. I would say it just stays a point of light. Stars are too far away for us to see them as "discs". :D

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We can see our sun as a 'disc', right.
A star is a sun that shines, right.
So with a very strong telescope I think that we'll see a stars as a 'disc'.
Myth ?? :huh: :tongue:

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I'll wait for a few more opinions before revealing the answer ... so far one for and one against. :hmz:

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Besides our Sun, any star we see in the night skies can only be a point of light - NEVER a disc (like a planet), even if we use binoculars or a telescope.

FACT:

Stars are so distant that they appear as points of light in the night sky, and they appear to twinkle (or scintillate) because of turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere. Even in the largest Earthbound telescopes, a star appears as little more than a point of light.

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Besides our Sun, any star we see in the night skies can only be a point of light - NEVER a disc (like a planet), even if we use binoculars or a telescope.


The answer is in fact, FACT! Every star (beyond our Sun) is too far to be seen from Earth as anything more than a point of twinkling light! Whether technology will ever be able to resolve a distant star into anything other than a point of light remains to be seen. :hmz:

Wildflowergirl, since you correctly answered first, you're IT! :clap: :clap:
Well done also, Siobain. :thumbs_up:

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:D A leopard is the only cat-family on the african continent that lives in virtually every habitat.

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Fact, You can find leopard on ,mountains , on grass lands even in mangroves... So don't be fooled twhen you are on mountains you are safe from cats.... :D :lol: 8) :mrgreen: :hmz:

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i'll wait for a couple of more answers.... :D

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Fact. yup. Leopards sometimes even live on farmlands etc. close to humans.


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FACT: the most adaptable of all felines!

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Wildlover you were first with the :thumbs_up: answer. :D :D Nowhere are you safe from a leopard....

A book i read some time ago (and the name of the book has left my memory at the moment...... :wink: ) there was this story of farmers who knew that there was a leopard living close to them, but for ten years they did not see it. Now that is WOW......

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Maybe the farmers were unsighted? :twisted:

Wildllover :clap:

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