How come we don't see all stars in the sky at night?

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Hello,

How come we don't see all stars in the sky at night and why don't we just see a white sky?

What do you think?

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How come we don't see all stars in the sky at night?
« Reply #1 on: 11/11/2009 13:27:12 »
We have looked at a similar question in a recent edition of the podcast in which the questioner asked "Why is space actually dark, if there are so many stars out there...?"

Dave's answer explains it very clearly.

Chris
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