What does space look like in orbit?

What does space look like in orbit?

Because space is a near-perfect vacuum — meaning it has exceedingly few particles — there’s virtually nothing in the space between stars and planets to scatter light to our eyes. And with no light reaching the eyes, they see black.

Can you see the Milky Way from orbit?

In short, Yes they can! There have been many reports from astronauts stationed on the ISS like Mr Jack Fischer (@Astro2fish) who shared the below video a few years ago. We can see that with the right equipment and enough time, astronauts are able to observe many stars as well as the Milky Way, our home galaxy!

Is there really color in space?

But, did you know that colors exist that you cannot see? Color does not change in space, because the wavelengths remain the same. Although you can see all the colors of the rainbow, plus every color mixture from those colors, you only have three color detectors in your eyes.

Does space have a floor?

Space has no floor. However, it’s not really an endless pit, either, because gravity doesn’t pull in one direction. It pulls toward objects that have mass.

Why are there no stars in space?

Even in space, stars are relatively dim, and simply don’t produce enough light to show up in photos set for bright sunlight.

Is there sound in space?

No, there isn’t sound in space. This is because sound travels through the vibration of particles, and space is a vacuum. On Earth, sound mainly travels to your ears by way of vibrating air molecules, but in near-empty regions of space there are no (or very, very few) particles to vibrate – so no sound.

Do you feel upside down in space?

The signals from an astronaut’s body in space go haywire in weightlessness. The inner ear reports that it is falling, but the eyes show that nothing is moving. As fluid shifts to the head, the brain usually interprets this extra pressure as a sign it is upside down – but in space there is no up or down.

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