Why are Stars Star-Shaped?

published 6 years ago by Neptune Studios

Henry explains the shape of stars.

This podcast is brought to you by science alert the Facebook page that connects engages and inspire science enthusiasts worldwide follow us at Facebook.com slash science alert or science alert.com. When you ask someone to draw Starr will probably draw something like this or this or this even ignoring the rainbows this doesn't seem very scientific since we know stars are actually big hot round balls of plasma and far enough away that they're basically just dots so why do we draw stars that have points the answer is surprisingly simple we see stars as point look carefully next time you're outside on a dark night or just look at the start it works best if you make the video full screen close one eye and relax the other as if you're looking at something far away you should see a pointy star like shape in fact it's not just humans that see pointy stars some telescopes see them that way too this is all because light is a wave when light from a distant source passes through ...

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