Welcome to Small Talking. I've been keeping a comic strip diary of my children (and their friends) since Reception and started publishing them online three years ago. I'll keep adding new cartoons and will stop doing them only when the kids cease to amuse me.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Good question

We'd never really thought about it. I mean, I know space looks black and not blue like the earth daytime, but I think that the sky is only blue because of the atmosphere(?). Near the sun, we decided you wouldn't need a torch. There'd also be no night because the sun shines all the time. But there must be areas of space where no light reaches and then it would be dark all the time and you wouldn't be able to see where you were going? Or am I wrong? Any rocket scientists out there?


  1. Light is proportional to how close to a body of light you are. If you were floating in space a million miles from Earth, sunlight would be brilliant. The background would be filled with stars and be quite dark.

    Between the stars where even the Sun looks like another star, it is much darker and colder and you would have a hard time reading a book.

    WikiAnswers! :D Must spaceships probably have an enormous electric bill! Love the comics.


  2. Ah! That ties in. Thanks Andrea!