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Can you see the stars?

  1. Jun 13, 2007 #1
    can you see the stars???

    hi, can any one of you look and see the stars, for example, can you see the sun???
    kind of a puzzle:confused:
    lets see what do you think
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2007 #2
    I don't have wireless, so I'm stuck inside, and all I can see through the window is... trees, flowers and grass. Already not that bad actually :smile:

    Did they move the stars lately, or why do you inquire ?
     
  4. Jun 13, 2007 #3
    We had some bad thunderstorms lately so I doubt I can see anything. I'm not going out to look, but I can't see stars/sun from my window.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2007 #4
    Did they move the stars lately, or why do you inquire ?[/QUOTE]


    it's a 100% physics talking, there's a point just think
     
  6. Jun 13, 2007 #5

    chroot

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    Are you trying to figure out whether or not we're aware that the Sun is a star? :rolleyes:

    - Warren
     
  7. Jun 13, 2007 #6

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    WHAT!!!!!! No, I thought it was a giant Planter's Cheese Puff!!!!!!!:biggrin:
     
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  9. Jun 13, 2007 #8

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    I think I have that sussed :rolleyes:
     
  10. Jun 13, 2007 #9

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    You're seeing it approx. 8 minutes later.
     
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  11. Jun 13, 2007 #10
    Yes when I look at the sun I think that I'm really seeing it. Except for the perceived size that's smaller than actual due to the sun being far away. I'm confused :confused:.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2007 #11

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    I think Evo cracked it. It all makes sense now.
     
  13. Jun 13, 2007 #12

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    By the definition of "seeing", i.e. your eyes are receiving light from the object and your brain is processing it, you do see the sun.

    I am lost at where this is going??:confused:
     
  14. Jun 13, 2007 #13

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    When you look at a star, you are seeing the light that it gave off in the past, how long ago depends on the distance. Some stars that we "see" today may no longer exist.
     
  15. Jun 13, 2007 #14

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    Well, the theory of relativity abolishes the notion of absolute time. It is meaningless to ask about the state of a distant object "right now," as the concept of "right now" doesn't extend beyond your own frame of reference.

    - Warren
     
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  17. Jun 13, 2007 #16
    bingo, but still missing a part of the correct answer what do you see??
     
  18. Jun 13, 2007 #17
    What if the distant star is stationary in my frame?
     
  19. Jun 13, 2007 #18
    Bingo is played differently in my neighborhood.
     
  20. Jun 13, 2007 #19

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    The Sun is not stationary in your frame.

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  21. Jun 13, 2007 #20
    When you put it that way, the answer is definitely yes. When I go out and look at that round sun, I think that I am seeing it really. Do you think am I really looking at that round sun?[/QUOTE]



    no I and you aren't looking at it? :wink:
     
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