Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 week ago

It's every yellow dot that we see in the sky a star?

Or can it be something else?

13 Answers

  • 3 days ago

    If you can get a good look at the night sky away from light pollution, you see the Orion nebula.  Good telescopes can see galaxies. 

  • 6 days ago

    Yellow, white, blue, red, orange, ... lots of colors of those dots are stars.  Mars has a red-orange tint to it and that is of course a planet.  I know that a lot of stars are yellow because it is a common size.  But a lot more are white.

  • 7 days ago

    It could be many things besides a star. A point of light could be a planet, asteroid, comet, meteor, satellite, plane, flare, ....

  • Clem
    Lv 4
    7 days ago

    I believe our sun reflects off planets in our solar system, i guess you would need to time it all just right to get the same effect in other parts of space

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  • No,

    some of those dots are planets.

  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    Yellow??   Better have your eyes checked.  They are White and some are Red.

    Yes most of them are STARS/Suns.  Some are Planets like Venus and Jupiter.  Mars has a slight Red Tint to it as do Red Giant Stars.

  • 1 week ago

    Yellow?  Venus would be a counterexample.

  • 1 week ago

    Most of them are, some can be Planets

  • 1 week ago

    It can be something else.  Watch one for a few minutes.  If it appears to move relative to the other dots, then it might be a planet.  Saturn, Venus, Jupiter and Mars are visible with the naked eye.  Stars will not move relative to each other.  Planets will appear to move among the stars.

    Then there are galaxies, which are large clusters of stars.  These are so far far away that they too can look like a yellow dot.  And they won't move relative to the other dots either.  So there's no easy way to tell the difference between stars and galaxies when looking at them by naked eye.

    But...a big BUT...just about every one of the yellow dots is a star a bit like our own sun.  And like our own sun many if not most of those stars have planets revolving around them.

  • Shay
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    Planets - comets - far away moons can all give off a glow in the night sky.

    The farther away you are from city lights, the more "stars" you will be able to see.  

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