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Can I see more stars from space?

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Published on Jul 20, 2008

In my live video chat I was asked if you can see more stars if you go high enough above the Earth's atmosphere. This video is the answer (which turns out to be "no").

I have more details in my blog post: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/bad...

The Orion image is from jpstanley's Flickr set: http://flickr.com/photos/jpstanley/22...

The STIS image is from http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/arch...

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