Daily Archives: December 19, 2013

Out of the Mouthes of Babes – Stars

…the twinkly variety!stars1

This morning when we went down for breakfast there was a lovely full moon lighting up the kitchen and in the moonlight we could also see a few stars.

“Mummy,” said SC, “all the stars are planets.”

“That’s right,” I said. OK, so astronomy is not my best subject, and I know that there are different grades of planets, etc, but I didn’t want to confuse him!

Anyway, he continued, “Even though stars are planets they aren’t round like the moon is.”

“Oh, what shape are they then?” I asked.

He didn’t answer, but merely draw a star using crosses on the window, followed by a 5-pointed star.

Why didn’t I know that stars were that shape in reality?

 

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