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October 14th, 2012, 01:19 AM
How often do you stare up at them in the night sky? What is your opinion of stars? (beautiful/boring) Can you see them well from where you live? Do they fascinate you?
October 14th, 2012, 01:27 AM
I absolutely love stars. I'm in to astronomy, and I guess I want to be an astronomer one day. I think stars are magnificent floating light bulbs in a sea of darkness. They're beautiful, and I look at them a lot. We have a small balcony, and I stay there sometimes, watching the stars glow in the sky. And yes, they fascinate me a lot.
October 14th, 2012, 02:02 AM
Stars are nice yeah. I think if it's a lovely cool night, and you're sitting in front of a fire pit roasting some marshmellows, it is one of the best things! Stargazing while lying in the arms of a loved one is also one of the best feelings.
October 14th, 2012, 02:50 AM
They're not something I look at these days. I live in the city so they don't show up as well, and I've been inside for hours by the time it's dark (usually). They're really fascinating, though. Astronomy was one of my favorite science classes back when I was in school. Too bad I suck at math, otherwise I might've considered studying it more.
October 14th, 2012, 02:57 AM
Every time I'm outside when stars are out I always look at them. I find them really pretty. :3
October 14th, 2012, 07:12 AM
When stars are shining, I sometimes glance up and take a few minutes to look at them and think, "It's hard to believe that we're just a small speck among billions and billions of these stars."
Anyway, I think stars are fascinating and they sometimes get me thinking as to whether or not they have planets orbiting around them that support life.
October 14th, 2012, 07:27 AM
I find thinking and reading about space much more stimulating than simply looking at the night sky with the naked eye. However naked eye observations of stars is how the first astronomical discoveries were made. The night sky has always been of great importance to the human species.
October 14th, 2012, 12:07 PM
i love stars and just the thought that there could be other life forms out there
October 14th, 2012, 01:28 PM
When I was a kid I had a dream of travelling up to the stars... Just somehow sprouting wings or getting help from animals or whatever and ascending up to be amongst all the beautiful twinkly lights where it looked like heaven... But then I went to school and found out what they actually are and how far away they are which destroyed my soul for about three months, so now I've just kind of accepted that it was a nice fantasy built around naivety and have long since stopped looking at the stars in any way other than "Oh cool, other solar systems." They were good times though :(
October 14th, 2012, 02:48 PM
I rarely get to see them, given that I live in the city (New York City, for that matter). On the rare occasion I'm out of the city and they're visible, though, I'd stare at them for hours. It's an incredible site that I love to look at.
October 14th, 2012, 04:21 PM
Stars are amazing, stars are like.....beautiful. A few months ago, I moved to a new house and my window has a clear view of the night sky, and I can see the stars from there. So I always have my window open just to see them.
Outside is a different story. I can't view the stars myself unless I have a friend with me. :3
October 14th, 2012, 07:23 PM
Stars are definitely interesting things. It's amazing that we can even see them in the night sky. However, I can't seem to make myself care about them.
October 15th, 2012, 12:04 AM
I like looking at the stars and seeing if I can tell how they've changed from earlier in the year, like whether I can notice constellations appearing in the winter that weren't above the horizon in the summer. It's really relaxing to look at the stars on a really clear night, although I prefer watching meteor showers because they are exciting.
October 15th, 2012, 05:17 AM
How morbidly comforting,the stars.
For to gaze upon them is to sober oneself with the cruel reality of our fate.
We shall never reach them,for they are as fleeting as the morrow,forever like smoke to slip through our fingers once we believe to have grasped them.
Yet,they beg you remember,that despite our insignificance,such endless strife is a product of mankinds most redeemable quality,our will to not only to survive but to reach for the heavens.
Tbh whenever I look up at the stars (which is quite often) huge balls of gas is not what springs to mind. :/
In ancient mythology they believed the stars to be the souls of heros who gained favor of the gods,and thus were given a place of honor when they passed on.
That's usually what I think of when I see the night sky. :l
In a recent study,experts found the 25% of the people that took the time to read this need to get a life.
(trololol not really. x) )
October 15th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Stars aren't something that have ever interested me at all. I used to find them pretty when I was a kid and I guess I still do, but I don't spend a lot of my time thinking about them like a junkie on an acid trip :P
October 15th, 2012, 01:20 PM
I don't really look at them since I love locking myself in my own room. Also, I'm a bit too old to be looking at stars right now.
October 15th, 2012, 01:27 PM
Also, I'm a bit too old to be looking at stars right now.
No such thing.
It is always nice when you are out walking and you can see the starts; just makes everything a bit prettier. :)
October 15th, 2012, 07:14 PM
I usually don't get to stargaze since stars aren really visible where I am. But every once in a while it's nice to lay down and stare at the sky, assuming the star you're looking at isn't the Sun.
And I can't see constellations for crap.
October 16th, 2012, 09:23 PM
Stars fascinate me, alright. I love astronomy, so that plays a big role. But I love just looking up at them, thinking about things in my life. It relaxes me. :)
October 16th, 2012, 09:42 PM
What I find interesting is that some of the stars we are seeing died centuries or millenia ago, and their light is only just reaching us now. I also find it interesting as to how the ancients came up with the constellations. There has to be life somewhere out there as the universe is infinite and I think it is wierd to think otherwise.
October 17th, 2012, 02:42 PM
STARS ARE JUST AMAZING!!
When i can't sleep i just watch the stars <3 <3
October 19th, 2012, 06:03 PM
Ahhh, I love looking at the stars! It doesn't top seeing the sunset when there are just enough clouds in the sky but stars are up there in things that are gorgeous about nature. Though sadly I can really identify only one constellation in the sky and that's Orion's Belt I still enjoy looking up at them from time to time.
October 19th, 2012, 07:16 PM
I used to be a lot more impressed with them but since there's so much light pollution in Toronto where I've mainly lived for the last decade, there's not really a whole lot to see. More stars are noticeable out where I am now but not by a whole lot. So I don't really care much now.
But if I'm out at a campsite or the relative wilderness (which is a rarity but still happens!), I almost always take notice and I'll stop to really appreciate it when I do.
October 19th, 2012, 07:32 PM
I tend to only really notice them:
1) Christmastime, dunno why. Seems to be when I bother looking XD
2) At the beach. Call me a cliche online dating profile, but I enjoy taking walks on the beach in the evening XD Stars are out and visible then.
October 20th, 2012, 07:15 PM
I love them. They make me question everything. The closest star to us is about 4 light years away, absolutely no chance that humans will be able to travel there with our current technology. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is approx. 100,000 light years across - just remember that light travels 300,000km per second, or 9.5 trillion km a year, and it takes 100,000 years for it to travel this galaxy - and we are just one galaxy out of billions! Space is incomprehensibly huge, and I love it, I love there is just so much to explore, but I'm also sad that we'll never be able to see most of it in our lifetime. I can see the stars at my home, but at campus at uni I think there is probably too much light pollution.
October 20th, 2012, 10:45 PM
The night sky always fascinated me (though when I was younger the moon and the idea of aliens scared me), and it still does. I always like going outside in the later hours of the night when everything is quiet and clear, and I look up and just feel really small.
Winter's my absolute favorite time to be stargazing. I can recognize the constellations easier, especially Orion, which has always been and always will be my favorite constellation. (If I ever get lost, I hope it's in the wintertime and at night!) Plus the weather is cooler and the sky clearer, especially where I am.
Stargazing is amazingly fun, and I love just sitting outside on my swing, staring up and seeing so many wonderful things.
October 21st, 2012, 08:58 AM
Stars,one of my favourite things to look at when I need something to inspire or think deeply about.They're beautiful in my opinion and I always felt like an ant,seeing stars thinking of all those other planets in different galaxies,spinning around their own sun.
When I was younger,around 4 I thought stars had aliens to be honest n_n.I used to wait for the day where I'd see an aeroplane and exclaim"It's a UFO,Dad!" and then be corrected xD. I still do that,sometimes :3.
October 22nd, 2012, 02:39 AM
To me, stars were a passing fad - incredible, extraordinary things as a small child, something unimpressive that I see every night now.