This Is For Everyone Who Asks, "Why Aren't There Stars When Astronauts Take Picture From Space?" - Physics-Astronomy.org

This Is For Everyone Who Asks, "Why Aren't There Stars When Astronauts Take Picture From Space?"

I get this question a lot by a lot of people when we share pictures taken by astronauts on social media: "Why cannot you see any stars in the pictures that astronauts imprison from space?" Well the answer is simple; NASA researchers give details that "the cameras are incapable of capturing the light free by the stars since the bright sunlight hitting the surrounding surface washes out the light from the stars." Experts at PhysLink.com give details as:
This Is For Everyone Who Asks, "Why Aren't There Stars When Astronauts Take Picture  From Space?"
"The reason why no or very little stars can be seen is because of the Earth. The Earth, when lit by the Sun, is a lot of thousands times brighter than the stars about it. As a result the Earth is so brilliant that it swamps out the majority if not all of the stars. The cause that the stars do not show up on the film is that the stars are so dim that the camera cannot gather sufficient of their light in a short exposure. Our eyes are a lot additional sensitive to light than photographic film."

So that’s why American astronaut Reid Wiseman's latest space snapshot, taken with a extended exposure, displays that, yes, of course there are stars in the space:

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