Science Proves 2-Century-Old Theory About Why It's Always Dark at Night Even if There Are Billions of Stars in Space

Posted on Feb 14, 2017

We all think that it's dark at night because the sun goes down and the light can't reach a certain place at a certain time. Well, that's true, but have you ever wondered what's up with the stars? Surely there are enough of them to be a source of light for the whole universe? So why can't they? The answer lies within this old theory.

1. In Case You Don't Know, a Paradox Is a Problem That Is Contradictory: It's Neither True nor False

In Case You Don't Know, a Paradox Is a Problem That Is Contradictory: It's Neither True nor False
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The one we're talking about today is called the "dark night sky" paradox, and the theory is two hundred years old.

2. This Theory Is a Good Example of a Paradox Because for Us, Only One Star Shines Throughout the Day but Billions of Them Can't Seem to Light up the World at Night and We Only See Them as Tiny Specks in the Sky

This Theory Is a Good Example of a Paradox Because for Us, Only One Star Shines Throughout the Day but Billions of Them Can't Seem to Light up the World at Night and We Only See Them as Tiny Specks in the Sky
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3. The Man Who Came up with It Is Heinrich Olbers but the Paradox Didn't Seem That Important Back in the Day

The Man Who Came up with It Is Heinrich Olbers but the Paradox Didn't Seem That Important Back in the Day
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Researchers and scientists didn't pay attention to his theory.

4. He Decided to Solve the Problem Himself

He Decided to Solve the Problem Himself
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But the theory and the solution was dismissed until now.
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